First Kohl cabinet

The First Kohl cabinet led by Helmut Kohl was sworn in on October 4, 1982 and was in office until March 29, 1983. The cabinet was the first to be formed after a constructive vote of no confidence. It was succeeded by the Second Kohl cabinet, which was formed after the 1983 elections. By means of a vote of confidence that Kohl initiated and lost, as well as the dissolution of the 9th German Bundestag by President Karl Carstens, the government ended with the meeting of the 10th German Bundestag in 1983. With a duration of just under half a year, the cabinet Kohl I was the shortest-lived German government since the cabinet von Schleicher (3 December 1932–28 January 1933) in the Weimar Republic and is, as yet, the shortest-lived cabinet in the history of the Federal Republic.

First Cabinet of Helmut Kohl
Kohl I
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13th Cabinet of the Federal Republic of Germany
1982–1983
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Helmut Kohl
Date formed4 October 1982
Date dissolved29 March 1983
(5 months, 3 weeks and 4 days)
People and organisations
PresidentKarl Carstens
ChancellorHelmut Kohl
Vice-ChancellorHans-Dietrich Genscher
Member partyChristian Democratic Union
Christian Social Union
Free Democratic Party
Status in legislatureCoalition government led by CDU/CSU
Opposition partySocial Democratic Party
The Greens
Opposition leader
History
Election(s)Constructive vote of no confidence led by Helmut Kohl against incumbent Chancellor Helmut Schmidt
Legislature term(s)9th Bundestag
PredecessorSchmidt III
SuccessorKohl II

CompositionEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
ChancellorHelmut Kohl4 October 198229 March 1983 CDU
Vice Chancellor &
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hans-Dietrich Genscher4 October 198229 March 1983 FDP
Federal Minister of DefenseManfred Wörner4 October 198229 March 1983 CDU
Federal Minister of the InteriorFriedrich Zimmermann4 October 198229 March 1983 CSU
Federal Minister of FinanceGerhard Stoltenberg4 October 198229 March 1983 CDU
Federal Minister of JusticeHans A. Engelhard4 October 198229 March 1983 FDP
Federal Minister of EconomicsOtto Graf Lambsdorff4 October 198229 March 1983 FDP
Federal Minister of Labour and Social AffairsNorbert Blüm4 October 198229 March 1983 CDU
Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture, and ForestryJosef Ertl4 October 198229 March 1983 FDP
Federal Minister of TransportWerner Dollinger4 October 198229 March 1983 CSU
Federal Minister of ConstructionOscar Schneider4 October 198229 March 1983 CSU
Federal Minister of Youth, Family, and HealthHeiner Geissler4 October 198229 March 1983 CDU
Federal Minister of Research and TechnologyHeinz Riesenhuber4 October 198229 March 1983 CDU
Federal Minister of Education and ScienceDorothee Wilms4 October 198229 March 1983 CDU
Federal Minister of Economic CooperationJürgen Warnke4 October 198229 March 1983 CSU
Federal Minister of Posts and CommunicationsChristian Schwarz-Schilling4 October 198229 March 1983 CDU
Federal Minister of Intra-German RelationsRainer Barzel4 October 198229 March 1983 CDU

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