Kiesinger cabinet

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

The Kiesinger cabinet was the eighth of the Federal Republic of Germany. It was Germany's first Grand Coalition, a coalition between the CDU/CSU (led by Kurt Georg Kiesinger, who became Chancellor) and the SPD (headed by Willy Brandt, who became Vice Chancellor). 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.

1 December 1966 – 21 October 1969

Changes

  • 2 April 1968 – Ernst Benda (CDU) succeeds Lücke as Minister of the Interior.
  • 16 October 1968 – Aenne Brauksiepe (CDU) succeeds Heck as Minister of Family and Youth. Erhard Eppler (SPD) succeeds Wischnewski as Minister of Economic Cooperation.
  • 7 February 1969 – Heinrich Windelen (CDU) succeeds von Hassel as Minister of Displaced Persons, Refugees, and War Victims after the latter was elected to President of the Bundestag.
  • 26 March 1969 – Horst Ehmke (SPD) succeeds Heinemann as Minister of Justice after the latter was elected to 5th President of Germany.

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