Annen II Cabinet
Andreas Annen's second cabinet was the 49th cabinet of Baltia, in office from 5 April 2007 to 6 April 2011. It was a coalition cabinet of Centre Party, Christian Social Union and Social Democratic Party.
The cabinet was formed following the 2007 parliamentary election. As in the dire economic situation the government turned out incapable to solve the problem of required budget cuts the Social Democratic Party left from the coalition on 21 May 2009 and its three ministers were relieved from their posts. Coalition talks with the Baltish People's Party were derailed on 1 June 2009 by councils of the Baltish People's Party and of the Christian Social Union. Therefore, from 4 June 2009 the cabinet continued as a minority cabinet with 89 seats out of 190 in the Landtag. The coalition was sworn in on 5 April 2007.
List of ministers
Resignations and Changes
On 23 February 2009 Minister of Health, Labour and Social Affairs, Grete Martin, resigned from her post, victim of a scandal linked to the new system of payment of pensions. She was replaced by Johannes Peukert.
On 21 May 2009, Social Democratic Party left the government coalition due to the dire economic situation and the required budget cuts. As a result of this, three ministers were relieved from their posts.
- Jürgen Lichter (ZP) replaced Ivan Pankin (SP) as Minister of Finance.
- Markus Pöllmacher (CSU) replaced Jürgen Piltz (SP) as Minister of the Interior.
- The Ministry of Population and Minority Rights, directed until then by Ute Pauli (SP), was abolished.