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Chancellor of Germany
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Incumbent
Angela Merkel

since 22 November 2005 (2005-11-22)
Executive branch of the Government
Cabinet of Germany
Style Madam Chancellor
(Normal)
Her Excellency
(diplomatic)
Member of European Council
Seat Federal Chancellery, Berlin (primary)
Palais Schaumburg, Bonn (secondary)
Nominator President of Germany
Appointer
Term length 4 years, renewable
Constituting instrument German Basic Law
Inaugural holder
Formation
Deputy Vice Chancellor of Germany
Salary 251,448 annually
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Current chancellor Angela Merkel
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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 Angela Merkel (CDU), the first woman to be elected in this position.

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–present

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