As Federal Chancellor, Angela Merkel is head of the German government. Find out more about her tasks and the principles of government action.
Tasks of the Chancellor
"Mr President, I accept the election." Read more about how the Chancellor is elected here.
The election of the Federal Chancellor
The Chancellor and her ministers make up the Cabinet. Find out more about how the Cabinet works here.
Experience what it feels like to be received as a guest of state and explore the inside of the Federal Chancellery.
Embark on a journey through time and learn more about the chancellors since 1949 - from Adenauer to Merkel.
Federal Chancellors since 1949
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