Third Kohl cabinet

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The third cabinet led by Helmut Kohl was sworn in on March 12, 1987. The cabinet was formed after the 1987 elections. It laid down its function on January 17, 1991 after the formation of the Cabinet Kohl IV, which was formed following the 1990 elections. This cabinet oversaw the German Reunification.

The cabinet had the following composition:

Composition of the cabinet changed six times:

  • April 22, 1987 – Klaus Töpfer (CDU) succeeds Wallmann as Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation, and Reactor Security.
  • May 18, 1988 – Rupert Scholz (CDU) succeeds Wörner as Minister of Defense.
  • December 9, 1988 – Helmut Haussmann (FDP) succeeds Bangemann as Minister of Economics.
  • April 21, 1989 – Gerhard Stoltenberg (CDU) succeeds Scholz as Minister of Defense. Theo Waigel (CSU) succeeds Stoltenberg as Minister of Finance. Jürgen Warnke (CSU) succeeds Klein as Minister of Economic Cooperation. Friedrich Zimmermann (CSU) succeeds Warnke as Minister of Transport. Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) succeeds Zimmermann as Minister of the Interior. Gerda Hasselfeldt (CSU) succeeds Schneider as Minister of Construction. Hans Klein (CSU) and Rudolf Seiters (CDU) becomes Ministers of Special Tasks.
  • October 3, 1990 – Five East German Ministers – Lothar de Maizière (CDU), Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (CDU), Günther Krause (CDU), Rainer Ortleb (FDP), and Hans Joachim Walther (DSU) – enter the cabinet as Ministers of Special Tasks.
  • December 19, 1990 – De Maizière leaves the cabinet.

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