Second Brandt cabinet

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Cabinet Brandt II outside the Cabinet Office on 15 December 1972

The second Brandt cabinet was the government of Germany between 15 December 1972 and 16 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[edit]

The federal cabinet consisted of the following Ministers:

Office Incumbent Party Parl. State Secretary
& Minister of State
Party
Chancellor Willy Brandt
(1913–1992)
until 7 May 1974
SPD Karl Ravens SPD
Walter Scheel
(* 1919)
acting, from 7 May 1974
FDP
Vice-Chancellor Walter Scheel FDP
Foreign Affairs Walter Scheel FDP Karl Moersch
Hans Apel
FDP
SPD
Interior Hans-Dietrich Genscher
(* 1927)
FDP Gerhart Rudolf Baum
Kurt Jung
FDP
Justice Gerhard Jahn
(1927–1998)
SPD Alfons Bayerl SPD
Finance Helmut Schmidt
(* 1918)
SPD Hans Hermsdorf
until 1 April 1974
Karl Haehser
from 1 April 1974

Konrad Porzner
SPD
Economics Hans Friderichs
(* 1931)
FDP Martin Grüner FDP
Food, Agriculture and Forestry Josef Ertl
(1925–2000)
FDP Fritz Logemann FDP
Labour and Social Affairs Walter Arendt
(1925–2005)
SPD Helmut Rohde SPD
Defence Georg Leber
(* 1920)
SPD Karl Wilhelm Berkhan SPD
Youth, Families and Health Katharina Focke
(* 1922)
SPD Heinz Westphal SPD
Transport Lauritz Lauritzen
(1910–1980)
SPD Ernst Haar SPD
Planning, Architecture und Urban Development Hans-Jochen Vogel
(* 1926)
SPD Dieter Haack SPD
Internal German Relations Egon Franke
(1913–1995)
SPD Karl Herold SPD
Research and Technology
and Post and Telecommunications
Horst Ehmke
(* 1927)
SPD Volker Hauff SPD
Education and Science Klaus von Dohnanyi
(* 1928)
SPD Fred Zander SPD
Economic Cooperation Erhard Eppler
(* 1926)
SPD Hans Matthöfer SPD
Special Duties
for the Chancellor
Egon Bahr
(* 1922)
SPD
Special Duties
for the Vice-Chancellor
Werner Maihofer
(1918–2009)
FDP

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