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Third Cabinet of Helmut Kohl
Cabinet Kohl III

15th Cabinet of the Federal Republic of Germany
12 March 1987 – 20 December 1990
(until 18 January 1991 as caretaker government)
Helmut Kohl
Date formed12 March 1987
Date dissolved18 January 1991
(3 years, 10 months and 5 days)
People and organisations
PresidentRichard von Weizsäcker
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)1987 federal election
Legislature term(s)11th Bundestag
PredecessorKohl II
SuccessorKohl IV

The Third Kohl cabinet led by Helmut Kohl was sworn in on March 12, 1987. The cabinet was formed after the 1987 elections. This cabinet oversaw the German Reunification. It laid down its function on January 18, 1991, after the formation of the Fourth Kohl cabinet, which was formed following the 1990 elections.

Composition

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
ChancellorHelmut Kohl12 March 198718 January 1991 CDU
Vice Chancellor &
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hans-Dietrich Genscher12 March 198718 January 1991 FDP
Federal Minister of DefenseManfred Wörner12 March 198718 May 1988 CDU
Rupert Scholz18 May 198821 April 1989 CDU
Gerhard Stoltenberg21 April 198918 January 1991 CDU
Federal Minister of the InteriorFriedrich Zimmermann12 March 198721 April 1989 CSU
Wolfgang Schäuble21 April 198918 January 1991 CDU
Federal Minister of FinanceGerhard Stoltenberg12 March 198721 April 1989 CDU
Theo Waigel21 April 198918 January 1991 CSU
Federal Minister of JusticeHans A. Engelhard12 March 198718 January 1991 FDP
Federal Minister of EconomicsMartin Bangemann12 March 19879 December 1988 FDP
Helmut Haussmann9 December 198818 January 1991 FDP
Federal Minister of Labour and Social AffairsNorbert Blüm12 March 198718 January 1991 CDU
Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture, and ForestryIgnaz Kiechle12 March 198718 January 1991 CSU
Federal Minister of TransportJürgen Warnke12 March 198721 April 1989 CSU
Friedrich Zimmermann21 April 198918 January 1991 CSU
Federal Minister of ConstructionOscar Schneider12 March 198721 April 1989 CSU
Gerda Hasselfeldt21 April 198918 January 1991 CSU
Federal Minister of Youth, Family, and HealthRita Süssmuth12 March 19879 December 1988 CDU
Ursula Lehr9 December 198818 January 1991 CDU
Federal Minister of Research and TechnologyHeinz Riesenhuber12 March 198718 January 1991 CDU
Federal Minister of Education and ScienceJürgen Möllemann12 March 198718 January 1991 FDP
Federal Minister of Economic CooperationHans Klein12 March 198721 April 1989 CSU
Jürgen Warnke21 April 198918 January 1991 CSU
Federal Minister of Environment,
Nature Conservation, and Reactor Security
Walter Wallmann12 March 198722 April 1987 CDU
Klaus Töpfer22 April 198718 January 1991 CDU
Federal Minister of Posts and CommunicationsChristian Schwarz-Schilling12 March 198718 January 1991 CDU
Federal Minister of Intra-German RelationsDorothee Wilms12 March 198718 January 1991 CDU
Federal Minister of Special Affairs &
Head of the Chancellery
Wolfgang Schäuble12 March 198721 April 1989 CDU
Rudolf Seiters21 April 198918 January 1991 CDU
Federal Minister of Special Affairs &
Government Spokesman-in-chief
Hans Klein21 April 198920. Dezember 1990 CSU
Federal Minister of Special AffairsLothar de Maizière3 October 199019 December 1990[1] CDU
Sabine Bergmann-Pohl3 October 199018 January 1991 CDU
Günther Krause3 October 199018 January 1991 CDU
Rainer Ortleb3 October 199018 January 1991 FDP
Hansjoachim Walther3 October 199018 January 1991 DSU

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