Cabinet of Germany

100px The Cabinet of Germany ( or '''') is the chief executive body of the Federal Republic of Germany. It consists of the Chancellor and cabinet ministers. The fundamentals of the cabinet's organisation as well as the method of its election and appointment as well as the procedure for its dismissal are set down in articles 62 through 69 of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (''Grundgesetz'').

In contrast to the system under the Weimar Republic, the Bundestag may only dismiss the Chancellor with a constructive vote of no-confidence (electing a new Chancellor at the same time) and can thereby only choose to dismiss the Chancellor with his or her entire cabinet and not simply individual ministers. These procedures and mechanisms were put in place by the authors of the Basic Law to both prevent another dictatorship and to ensure that there will not be a political vacuum left by the removal of Chancellor through a vote of confidence and the failure to elect a new one in his or her place, as had happened during the Weimar period with the Reichstag removing Chancellors but failing to agree on the election of a new one.

If the Chancellor loses a simple confidence motion (without the election of a new Chancellor by the Bundestag), this does not force him or her out of office, but allows the Chancellor, if he wishes to do so, to ask the President of Germany for the dissolution of the Bundestag, triggering a snap election within 60 days (this happened in 1972, 1983 and 2005), or to ask the President to declare a legislative state of emergency, which allows the cabinet to use a simplified legislative procedure, in which bills proposed by the cabinet only need the consent of the Bundesrat (as yet, this has never been applied). The President is however not bound to follow the Chancellor's request in both cases.

The Chancellor and the other members of the cabinet are allowed to be also members of the Bundestag, and most of them actually are. Provided by Wikipedia
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Protokolle des Staats- und Festaktes sowie der Jubiläumsveranstaltungen im In- und Ausland
Year: 1981
Publisher: Österr. Bundesverl. (Wien)
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Österreichs Wirtschaft zur Mitte 1977
Volume 1977 from Österreichs Wirtschaft
Year: 1977
Publisher: Österr. Staatsdruckerei (Wien)
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Year: 1995
Publisher: Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Sozialordnung, Referat Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (Bonn)
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Österreich neu regieren ; das Regierungsprogramm ; Zusammenfassung von Zielen und ausgewählten Maßnahmen, Februar 2000
Year: 2000
Publisher: [Bundeskanzleramt, Bundespressedienst] ([Wien])
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Bericht der Bundesregierung an den Nationalrat gemäß § 8 des Forschungsorganisationsgesetzes - FOG, BGBl. Nr. 341/1981
Year: 1982-2000, 1982 - 2000
Publisher: BMfWuF (Wien)
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Sicherheitsbericht ; Kriminalität ..., Vorbeugung, Aufklärung und Strafrechtspflege
Year: 1977-1982, 1976(1977) - 1981(1982)
Publisher: Bundesregierung (Wien)
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Year: 1989-1996, 1986-2004, Nachgewiesen 1986; 1986,[Erg.-Bd.]; 1986/87u.1988(1989); 1990 - 1996; 2003(2004)
Publisher: Bundesministerium ([Wien])
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Year: 1969
Publisher: Bundesministerium für Handel, Gewerbe und Industrie (Wien)
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