Common questions

Who ruled West Germany?

Who ruled West Germany?

In 1945, the United States, Great Britain, and France had assumed the occupation of the western portion of Germany (as well as the western half of Berlin, situated in eastern Germany). The Soviet Union occupied eastern Germany, as well as the eastern half of Berlin.

Who was the chancellor of West Germany in 1983?

Chancellorship of Helmut Kohl

Election 1983 1987 1990 1994
Nominated by Bundestag
Appointed by President of Germany Sworn in by the President of the Bundestag
Seat Palais Schaumburg
Gerhard Schröder →

Who is the chancellor in Germany?

Angela MerkelSince 2005
The chancellor is elected by the Bundestag on the proposal of the federal president and without debate (Article 63 of the German Constitution). The current officeholder is Angela Merkel, who was elected in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, 2013 and 2018. She is the first woman to be elected chancellor.

Who was the first chancellor of Germany after WWII?

Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer greeting French President Charles de Gaulle. Konrad Adenauer, (born January 5, 1876, Cologne, Germany—died April 19, 1967, Rhöndorf, West Germany), first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany; 1949–63), presiding over its reconstruction after World War II.

Who is the Chancellor of Germany after Merkel?

List of chancellors (1949–present)

Portrait Name (Birth–Death) Term of office
Left office
6 Helmut Kohl (1930–2017) 27 October 1998
7 Gerhard Schröder (b. 1944) 22 November 2005
8 Angela Merkel (b. 1954) Incumbent

Who was the first Chancellor of Germany after WWII?

Who is running for Chancellor of Germany?

Chancellor Angela Merkel is running for a fourth term in 2017. GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel is in charge of the EU’s largest economy.

Who was the leader of East Germany in 1989?

Egon Krenz, a politburo member who succeeded Erich Honecker as the East German leader in October 1989, just before the wall came down, faced an appeals court in Leipzig. His lawyers were trying to overturn the sentence of six-and-a-half years imposed on him four years ago by a Berlin court. Mr Krenz,…

Who was the Chancellor of Germany in World War 1?

Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg (1856-1921) served as Chancellor of Germany from 1909-17, a period which included much of World War One, and during which he fought to maintain social and political coherency as the increasingly vocal liberal elite clashed with reactionary forces typified by the German military machine and monarchist state.

Does Germany have a prime minister?

Like many countries, Germany has both a president and a prime minister, also sometimes called a chancellor. The estimable Ms Merkel has held the latter post in Germany since 2005, while Gauck has served as president since 2012. The difference between the two government positions varies by nation,…

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