Federal Minister for Special Affairs of Germany

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A Federal Minister for Special Affairs (Bundesminister für besondere Aufgaben) is a federal minister without portfolio of Germany.

Currently, the title is commonly given to the head of the Chancellery to provide him with a vote in cabinet meetings. Historically, appointees have been important political aides or politicians waiting for a portfolio or representatives of certain parties, groups or regions. For instance, several East German politicians were appointed after German reunification in 1990.

List of Federal Ministers for Special Affairs[edit]