Cabinet Kretschmann

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Cabinet Kretschmann

The Cabinet Kretschmann is the government of the German state of Baden-Württemberg which has been in office since 12 May 2011. The Cabinet is headed by Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann and is formed by a coalition of the Green Party and the Social Democrats. It is the first state-level government to be headed by a member of the Green Party in German history, with Kretschmann the ninth head of government since Baden-Württemberg was founded in 1952.

Six cabinet members are from the SPD and four cabinet positions as well as the office of State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg are held by members of the Green Party. In addition, a full-time salaried vice minister and honorary vice minister from the Green Party also serve in the cabinet and are entitled to vote. Three additional junior ministers hold political offices below the cabinet level. The officials were sworn into office at the state parliament on 12 May 2011.

Cabinet members hold the office of Ministers of their respective portfolio, except where this is specified otherwise.

Office Name Party Secretary of State
Minister President Winfried Kretschmann Green Party Gisela Erler
State Counsellor for Civil Society and Civic Participation (holding cabinet rank)
Deputy Prime Minister;
Finance and Economics
Nils Schmid SPD Ingo Rust
State Ministry Silke Krebs Green Party
Interior Reinhold Gall SPD
Justice Rainer Stickelberger SPD
Education, Youth and Sports Gabriele Warminski-Leitheußer SPD Frank Mentrup
Science, Research and Culture Theresia Bauer Green Party Jürgen Walter
Labour, Social Affairs, Families, Women and Senior Citizens Katrin Altpeter SPD
Transport and Infrastructure Winfried Hermann Green Party Gisela Splett
(holding cabinet rank)
Environment, Climate Protection and Energy Franz Untersteller Green Party
Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection Alexander Bonde Green Party
Integration Bilkay Öney SPD
Bundesrat, Europe and International Affairs Peter Friedrich SPD

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