Cabinet of Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Cabinet Kiesinger
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7th Cabinet of the Federal Republic of Germany
1 December 1966 – 20 October 1969
(until 22 October 1969 as caretaker government)
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Date formed1 December 1966
Date dissolved22 October 1969
(2 years, 10 months and 3 weeks)
People and organisations
PresidentHeinrich Lübke (until 30 June 1969)
Gustav Heinemann (from 1 July 1969)
ChancellorKurt Georg Kiesinger
Vice-ChancellorWilly Brandt
Member partyChristian Democratic Union
Social Democratic Party
Christian Social Union of Bavaria
Status in legislatureGrand coalition led by CDU
Opposition partyFree Democratic Party
Opposition leaderKnut von Kühlmann-Stumm (FDP), until 23 January 1968
Wolfgang Mischnick (FDP), from 23 January 1968
History
Election(s)1965 federal election
Legislature term(s)5th Bundestag
PredecessorErhard II
SuccessorBrandt I

The Kiesinger cabinet was the 8th Government of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1 December 1966 to 22 October 1969 throughout the 5th legislative session of the Bundestag. Led by Christian Democrat and former Nazi Party member Kurt Georg Kiesinger. The Bundestag chosen in the September 1965 election initially resulted in the Cabinet Erhard II, but when the FDP resigned from the government, that led to the formation of this new cabinet. The cabinet was supported by the first grand coalition between the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD). The Vice-Chancellor was the Social Democratic Party Willy Brandt (SPD)

Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger (left) and Finance Minister Franz Josef Strauß (right).
Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger (left) and Finance Minister Franz Josef Strauß (right).

Composition

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Chancellor1 December 196622 October 1969 CDU
Vice Chancellor &
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs
1 December 196622 October 1969 SPD
Federal Minister of Defense1 December 196622 October 1969 CDU
Federal Minister of the Interior1 December 19662 April 1968 CDU
2 April 196822 October 1969 CDU
Federal Minister of Finance1 December 196622 October 1969 CSU
Federal Minister of Justice1 December 196626 March 1969 SPD
26 March 196922 October 1969 SPD
Federal Minister of Economics1 December 196622 October 1969 SPD
Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
Hans Katzer [de]
1 December 196622 October 1969 CDU
Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Forestry1 December 196622 October 1969 CSU
Federal Minister of Transport1 December 196622 October 1969 SPD
Federal Minister of Construction1 December 196622 October 1969 SPD
Federal Minister of Family and Youth1 December 196616 October 1968 CDU
16 October 196822 October 1969 CDU
Federal Minister of Health1 December 196622 October 1969 SPD
Federal Minister of Scientific Research1 December 196622 October 1969 CDU
Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation1 December 196616 October 1968 SPD
16 October 196822 October 1969 SPD
Federal Minister of Posts and Communications1 December 196622 October 1969 CSU
Federal Minister of Displaced Persons1 December 19667 February 1969 CDU
7 February 196922 October 1969 CDU
Federal Minister of All-German Affairs1 December 196622 October 1969 SPD
Federal Minister of Federal Treasure1 December 196622 October 1969 CDU
Federal Minister for Affairs of the Bundesrat of Germany1 December 196622 October 1969 SPD

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