Second Merkel cabinet

The Cabinet Merkel II was the October 28, 2009, the day she was sworn in, reigning until December 17, 2013 German federal government in the 17th legislative period. The Cabinet of the black-yellow coalition of CDU, CSU and FDP stood in front of 23 or October 24, 2009 the public; it was the 22 Cabinet of the Federal Republic of Germany. On October 22, 2013, the federal government was dismissed by President Joachim Gauck, but remained a caretaker until the appointment of the new government in office.

The coalition agreement was entitled growth. Education. Cohesion.



The first cabinet reshuffle was completed on 30 November 2009. Franz Josef Jung, in the Cabinet Merkel I still defense minister, said on November 27 that he will retire as a consequence of information policy in connection with the controversial airstrike on two fuel tankers near Kunduz September 4, 2009. As new Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs suggested Chancellor Angela Merkel the Federal President Ursula von der Leyen before, previously Minister of Family Affairs. Her successor in the Ministry of Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth Kristina Schröder ( at the time of appointment Köhler ). The appointment of new ministers by the President took place on 30 November 2009 - the swearing-in ceremony in the German Bundestag took place on December 2.

On 1 March 2011, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said due to the plagiarism scandal has resigned as Federal Minister of Defence, on 3 March 2011 was his dismissal and the former interior minister, Thomas de Maizière, was appointed minister of defense. Hans -Peter Friedrich became the new Minister of the Interior.

On 10 May 2011, Rainer Brüderle was due to the election of the Chairman of the FDP parliamentary group on his role as Minister of Economics and Technology. His office took over Philipp Rösler, former Federal Minister of Health, whose successor in turn was Daniel Bahr, chairman of the FDP NRW and former State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health. On 12 May 2011 Philipp Rösler and Daniel Bahr was appointed by the then Federal President Christian Wulff, Rainer Brüderle received his certificate of release.

With the takeover of the party presidency of the FDP Roesler replaced former Vice Chancellor Guido Westerwelle also in this function.

On 16 May 2012, the Chancellor proposed to the Federal President before the dismissal of the Federal Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen under Article 64 of the Basic Law. May 22, 2012 was the dismissal Röttgen and the appointment of the then First Parliamentary manager of the CDU parliamentary group, Peter Altmaier, the new Minister of the Environment.

After the Dean of the Philosophical Faculty of the Heinrich -Heine- University Dusseldorf on 5 February 2013, the decision announced Annette Schavan to withdraw their acquired there in 1980, doctoral degrees for plagiarism, the education minister said on February 9, 2013 after the media and political pressure her resignation. Successor in office was the Minister of Science, Lower Saxony, Johanna Wanka. The handover of the dismissal and appointment certificates was held on 14 February 2013.

The Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Justice Max Stadler died on 12 May 2013.

September 30, 2013 different Ilse Aigner, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, at his own request from the Cabinet in order to go to the Bavarian politics. Until the swearing in of a new cabinet her ministry will temporarily led by Interior Minister Hans -Peter Friedrich.