Chancellor of Germany

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Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
Bundeskanzlerin der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
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Standard of the Chancellor
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Incumbent
Olaf Scholz

since 8 December 2021 (2021-12-08)
Executive branch of the Government
StyleMr. Chancellor (informal)
His Excellency (diplomatic)[1]
StatusHead of Government
Member ofFederal Cabinet
European Council
SeatFederal Chancellery, Berlin (main seat)
Palais Schaumburg, Bonn (second seat)
NominatorBundestag
AppointerPresident of Germany
Term length4 years, renewable
Constituting instrumentGerman Basic Law (German Constitution)
Inaugural holderKonrad Adenauer
Formation24 May 1949; 73 years ago (1949-05-24)
DeputyVice-Chancellor of Germany
Salary351,552 annually[2]
Websitebundeskanzlerin.de
The Chancellery in Berlin is the seat of the Chancellor

The chancellor of Germany (German: Bundeskanzler, literally: federal chancellor) is the head of government of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Chancellor of Germany is elected by the majority of the members of the Bundestag, the German parliament. The chancellor is the German people's version of a Prime Minister or Premier.

The current chancellor is Olaf Scholz (SPD) since 8 December 2021.

Chancellors since 1949[change | change source]

  1. Konrad Adenauer (CDU), 1949–1963
  2. Ludwig Erhard (CDU), 1963–1966
  3. Kurt Georg Kiesinger (CDU), 1966–1969
  4. Willy Brandt (SPD), 1969–1974
  5. Helmut Schmidt (SPD), 1974–1982
  6. Helmut Kohl (CDU), 1982–1998
  7. Gerhard Schröder (SPD), 1998–2005
  8. Angela Merkel (CDU), 2005–2021
  9. Olaf Scholz (SPD), since 2021

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Ratgeber für Anschriften und Anreden" (PDF). Bundesministerium des Innern – Protokoll Inland. p. 40. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  2. "Wie hoch ist das Gehalt von Angela Merkel?". handelsblatt.com.