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
FDP) Vice Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Special Tasks and Chief of the Chancellery
Minister of Defense
Minister of the Interior
CSU) Minister of Finance
Minister of Justice
Minister of Economics
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Forestry
Minister of Transport
Minister of Construction
Minister of Family, Senior Citizens, Women, and Youth
Minister of Health
Minister of Education, Science, Research, and Technology
Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development
Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation, and Reactor Security
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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