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Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
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Standard of the Chancellor
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Olaf Scholz

since 8 December 2021 (2021-12-08)
Executive branch of the Government
Style Mr. Chancellor (informal)
His Excellency (diplomatic)
Member of Federal Cabinet
European Council
Seat Federal Chancellery, Berlin (main seat)
Palais Schaumburg, Bonn (second seat)
Nominator Bundestag
Appointer President of Germany
Term length 4 years, renewable
Constituting instrument German Basic Law (German Constitution)
Inaugural holder Konrad Adenauer
Formation 24 May 1949; 73 years ago (1949-05-24)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Germany
Salary 351,552 annually
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 08 December 2021.

Chancellors since 1949

  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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