List of Chancellors of the Federal Republic of Germany by time in office

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11 years, 249 days
Angela Merkel since 2005

This is a list of Chancellors of the Federal Republic of Germany by time in office. This is based on the difference between dates; if counted by number of calendar days all the figures would be one greater. (Note that the shortest-reigning and longest-reigning pope lists use numbers of calendar days.)

# in office Chancellor Time in office Rank Years in office
6
Helmut Kohl
16 years, 26 days
1
1982–1998
1
Konrad Adenauer
14 years, 31 days
2
1949–1963
8
Angela Merkel
11 years, 249 days
3
2005–present
5
Helmut Schmidt
8 years, 138 days
4
1974–1982
7
Gerhard Schröder
7 years, 26 days
5
1998–2005
4
Willy Brandt
4 years, 198 days
6
1969–1974
2
Ludwig Erhard
3 years, 46 days
7
1963–1966
3
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
2 years, 324 days
8
1966–1969

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