Fifth Kohl cabinet

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The fifth and final cabinet led by Helmut Kohl was sworn in on November 15, 1994 and laid down its function on October 27, 1998. The cabinet was formed after the 1994 elections. It laid down its function after the formation of the Cabinet Schröder I, which was formed following the 1998 elections.


The cabinet had the following composition
Name Image Party Office
Helmut Kohl KAS-Kohl, Helmut-Bild-14701-1.jpg (CDU) Chancellor
Klaus Kinkel Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F063645-0024, Pullach, Besuch Carstens beim BND.jpg (FDP) Vice Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Friedrich Bohl FBOHL1.jpg (CDU) Minister of Special Tasks and Chief of the Chancellery
Volker Rühe Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F082408-0014, Bremen, CDU-Bundesparteitag, Rühe.jpg (CDU) Minister of Defense
Manfred Kanther KAS-Kanther, Manfred-Bild-15003-1.jpg (CDU) Minister of the Interior
Theo Waigel 0-Theo Waigel IMG 2689.jpg (CSU) Minister of Finance
Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger Sabine leutheusser-schnarrenberger 2.JPG (FDP) Minister of Justice
Günter Rexrodt (FDP) Minister of Economics
Norbert Blüm Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F078539-0037, Wiesbaden, CDU-Bundesparteitag, Blüm.jpg (CDU) Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
Jochen Borchert KAS-Borchert, Jochen-Bild-14899-1.jpg (CDU) Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Forestry
Matthias Wissmann MatthiasWissmann.jpg (CDU) Minister of Transport
Klaus Töpfer Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F082412-0027, Bremen, CDU-Bundesparteitag, Töpfer.jpg (CDU) Minister of Construction
Claudia Nolte KAS-Nolte, Claudia-Bild-14994-1.jpg (CDU) Minister of Family, Senior Citizens, Women, and Youth
Horst Seehofer 12-07-17-landtagsprojekt-bayern-RalfR-001.jpg (CSU) Minister of Health
Jürgen Rüttgers Juergen Ruettgers hamm 2010.jpg (CDU) Minister of Education, Science, Research, and Technology
Carl-Dieter Spranger Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F086612-0011, 1. Gesamtdeutsche Bundesratssitzung, Spranger.jpg (CSU) Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development
Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Headshot 2004.jpg (CDU) Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation, and Reactor Security
Wolfgang Bötsch Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F086559-0017, Bonn, Pressekonferenz, Bötsch.jpg (CSU) Minister of Posts and Communications

The composition of the cabinet changed three times:

  • January 17, 1996 – Edzard Schmidt-Jortzig (FDP) succeeds Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger as Minister of Justice.
  • December 31, 1997 – The Ministry of Posts and Communications is abolished.
  • January 14, 1998 – Eduard Oswald succeeds Töpfer as Minister of Construction.

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