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.
|Klaus Kinkel||(FDP)||Vice Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Friedrich Bohl||(CDU)||Minister of Special Tasks and Chief of the Chancellery|
|Volker Rühe||(CDU)||Minister of Defense|
|Manfred Kanther||(CDU)||Minister of the Interior|
|Theo Waigel||(CSU)||Minister of Finance|
|Edzard Schmidt-Jortzig||(FDP)||Minister of Justice|
|Günter Rexrodt||(FDP)||Minister of Economics|
|Norbert Blüm||(CDU)||Minister of Labour and Social Affairs|
|Jochen Borchert||(CDU)||Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Forestry|
|Matthias Wissmann||(CDU)||Minister of Transport|
|Klaus Töpfer||(CDU)||Minister of Construction|
|Claudia Nolte||(CDU)||Minister of Family, Senior Citizens, Women, and Youth|
|Horst Seehofer||(CSU)||Minister of Health|
|Jürgen Rüttgers||(CDU)||Minister of Education, Science, Research, and Technology|
|Carl-Dieter Spranger||(CSU)||Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development|
|Angela Merkel||(CDU)||Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation, and Reactor Security|
|Wolfgang Bötsch||(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.