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Second Cabinet of Willy Brandt
Cabinet Brandt II
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9th Cabinet of the Federal Republic of Germany
15 December 1972 – 6 May 1974
(until 16 May 1974 as caretaker government)
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Date formed15 December 1972
Date dissolved16 May 1974
(1 year, 5 months and 1 day)
People and organisations
PresidentGustav Heinemann
ChancellorWilly Brandt (until 7 May 1974)
Walter Scheel (Acting; from 7 May 1974)
Vice-ChancellorWalter Scheel
Member partySocial Democratic Party
Free Democratic Party
Status in legislatureCoalition government
Opposition partyChristian Democratic Union
Christian Social Union
Opposition leader
History
Election(s)1972 West German federal election
Legislature term(s)7th Bundestag
PredecessorBrandt I
SuccessorSchmidt I
Cabinet Brandt II outside the Hammerschmidt Villa on 15 December 1972
Cabinet Brandt II outside the Hammerschmidt Villa on 15 December 1972

The Second Brandt cabinet was the government of Germany between 15 December 1972 and 17 May 1974, during the 7th legislature of the Bundestag. Led by the Social Democrat Willy Brandt, the cabinet was a coalition between the Social Democrats (SDP) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP). It followed the Cabinet Brandt I. Following Brandt's resignation as Chancellor on 7 May 1974, Vice-Chancellor Walter Scheel (FDP) served as Acting Chancellor for nine days, until the inception of the Cabinet Schmidt I.

Composition

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Chancellor15 December 19727 May 1974 SPD
7 May 197416 May 1974 FDP
Vice-Chancellor &
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs
15 December 197216 May 1974 FDP
Federal Minister of Interior15 December 197216 May 1974 FDP
Federal Minister of Justice15 December 197216 May 1974 SPD
Federal Minister of Finance15 December 197216 May 1974 SPD
Federal Minister of Economics15 December 197216 May 1974 FDP
Federal Minister of Defence15 December 197216 May 1974 SPD
Federal Minister of Research and Technology &
Post and Communications
15 December 197216 May 1974 SPD
Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture15 December 197216 May 1974 FDP
Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs15 December 197216 May 1974 SPD
Federal Minister of Youth, Families and Health15 December 197216 May 1974 SPD
Federal Minister of Intra-German Relations15 December 197216 May 1974 SPD
Federal Minister of Education and Science15 December 197216 May 1974 SPD
Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation15 December 197216 May 1974 SPD
Federal Minister of Planning, Architecture und Urban Development15 December 197216 May 1974 SPD
Federal Minister for Special Affairs &
Head of the Chancellery
Horst Grabert
15 December 197215 May 1974 SPD
Federal Minister for Special Affairs &
Affairs of the Vice Chancellor
15 December 197216 May 1974 FDP

See also

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