Third Schmidt cabinet

After the 1980 federal election, incumbent Chancellor Helmut Schmidt continued the social-liberal coalition between his SPD and the FDP.

Third Schmidt Cabinet (Schmidt III)
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cabinet of West Germany
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Date formed6 November 1980 (1980-11-06)
Date dissolved1 October 1982 (1982-10-01)
People and organisations
Head of statePresident Karl Carstens
Head of governmentHelmut Schmidt
Member partiesSPD, FDP
Opposition partyCDU/CSU
Opposition leaderHelmut Kohl
History
Election(s)1980 West German federal election
Legislature term(s)9th Bundestag
PredecessorSchmidt II
SuccessorKohl I

In 1982 the coalition collapsed. A first cabinet reshuffle was performed on 28 April, replacing several ministers. The split culminated in the resignation of all FDP ministers on 17 September.[1] Schmidt briefly replaced them with an all-SPD cabinet before being voted out of office in a constructive vote of no confidence in favour of Helmut Kohl, who formed the first Kohl cabinet.

CompositionEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt16 May 19741 October 1982SPD
Vice-Chancellor Hans-Dietrich Genscher17 May 197417 September 1982FDP
 Egon Franke17 September 19821 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Hans-Dietrich Genscher17 May 197417 September 1982FDP
 Helmut Schmidt17 September 19821 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister of the Interior Gerhart Baum8 June 197817 September 1982FDP
 Jürgen Schmude17 September 19821 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister of Justice Hans-Jochen Vogel16 May 197422 January 1981SPD
 Jürgen Schmude22 January 19811 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister of Finance Hans Matthöfer16 February 197828 April 1982SPD
 Manfred Lahnstein28 April 19821 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister for Economy Otto Graf Lambsdorff7 October 197717 September 1982FDP
 Manfred Lahnstein17 September 19821 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Forests Josef Ertl22 October 196917 September 1982FDP
 Björn Engholm17 September 19821 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Herbert Ehrenberg16 December 197628 April 1982SPD
 Heinz Westphal28 April 19821 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister of Defence Hans Apel16 February 19781 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister for Youth, Family and Health Antje Huber16 December 197628 April 1982SPD
 Anke Fuchs28 April 19821 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister of Transport Volker Hauff6 November 19801 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister of Post and Telecommunications Kurt Gscheidle16 May 197428 April 1982SPD
 Hans Matthöfer28 April 19821 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister of Regional Planning, Building and Urban Development Dieter Haack16 February 19781 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister of Intra-German Relations Egon Franke22 October 19691 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister of Research and Technology Andreas von Bülow6 October 19801 October 1982SPD
Federal Ministry of Education and Science Jürgen Schmude16 February 197828 January 1981SPD
 Björn Engholm28 January 19811 October 1982SPD
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation Rainer Offergeld16 February 19781 October 1982SPD

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hoyle, Russ (27 September 1982). "West Germany: Collapse of a Coalition". TIME. Retrieved 2018-03-15.