Second Kohl cabinet



On November 3, 1983, the former deputy chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Benno Erhard, was appointed to succeed the chosen judge at the Federal Constitutional Court Hans Hugo Klein to the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Justice.

In order to take up his post as President of the Federal Labour Office, Heinrich Franke retired from the Federal Government on 30 March 1984. His successor as Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs was born on 4 April 1984 who had previously been since 1982 Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Youth, Family and Health Stefan Höpfinger.

The elucidation of the Flick affair had an impact on the composition of the federal government. Thus came into effect on 27 June 1984 back German Economics Minister Otto Graf Lambsdorff, after the indictment had been admitted against him. His successor was the former Chairman of the Liberal Group in the European Parliament, Martin Bange man. Then was on 5 November 1984, the former Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Chancellery, Philipp Jenninger, elected to succeed Rainer Barzel President of the German Bundestag, after it had also resigned in the wake of the Flick Affair on October 25, 1984.

On November 14, 1984, Wolfgang Schäuble, who had been since 1981, Parliamentary Secretary of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, was appointed Federal Minister for Special Tasks. He took over from the previous task pane by Philipp Jenninger and has also been appointed as the successor to Secretary of State Waldemar Schreckenberger chief of the Federal Chancellery.

As the successor of the deceased on June 16, 1985 Minister of State in the Foreign Office, Alois Mertes, was appointed on 4 September 1985 Lutz Stavenhagen.

After some time planning known that German Family Minister Heiner Geissler should concentrate on his role as CDU Secretary-General and the preparation of the federal election in 1987, Geißer finally resigned as Federal Minister on 25 September 1985. His successor was on Geissler's recommendation, the former director of the Hanover Institute, " Women and Society " Rita Süssmuth. Chancellor Kohl had for this office first Gertrud Hohler favors; However, since she was not married, she was in the opposition parties to be unenforceable.

The Lord Mayor of Frankfurt am Main, Walter Wallmann, had been for some time as a federal minister in the conversation. As in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster on April 26, 1986, a Federal Ministry of the Environment should be set up, Wallmann was appointed on June 9, 1986 for the first Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.