Jürgen Ratzlaff's cabinet is the 53rd and incumbent cabinet of Baltia, in office since 23 November 2016. It is a coalition cabinet of Baltish People's Party, Social Democratic Party and Christian Social Union. It was preceded by the David Romberg's second cabinet, a cabinet that ended when Social Democratic Party and Christian Social Union joined the opposition's no confidence vote against the cabinet. This is the first time since 1999 the Centre Party is out of the government. The new coalition was sworn in on 23 November 2016.
List of ministers[edit | edit source]
Resignations and Changes[edit | edit source]
On 9 December 2016, Minister of Rural Affairs, Martin Reichmann, resigned due to massive media criticism of the questionable business practices of his goat farm. Baltish People's Party decided to nominate Tobias Tannen as his successor.
On 24 May 2017, Minister of Public Administration and Regional Affairs, Michael Korkin, resigned in the interests of the health of the coalition, after the scandal that erupted following his comment on his lack of support for Baltia's NATO membership. He was replaced by Jakob Aft.
On 7 June 2017, following the change of party leadership, Christian Social Union, decided to replace three of its ministers in the Cabinet.
- Simon Kiesel replaced Markus Pöllmacher as Minister of Environment and Natural Protection.
- Thomas Tiedemann replaced Sfen Sessler as Minister of Finance.
- Jürgen Lusch replaced Markus Tscherning as Minister of Defence.
On 17 April 2018, Minister of Public Administration and Regional Affairs, Jakob Aft, resigned after being caught by Police speeding (73 km/h in 50 km/h zone) and driving under the influence (blood alcohol level 0.28‰). On 2 May 2018 he was replaced by Hans Mangels.
On 28 May 2018, following the municipal and regional elections, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Eugen Osinsky, announced his intention to resign in order to focus on leading the Social Democratic Party to the next parliamentary election. On 6 June 2018 he was replaced as Deputy Prime Minister by Sfen Mitterer and as Minister of Labour and Social Affairs by Rita Schiffner.