The cabinet was formed following the 2003 parliamentary election. In 2005 Einar Reitter resigns as a result of the mistrust expressed by members of the Landtag towards the Minister of Justice, Hans-Martin Fahlen, following the handling of a controversial anti-corruption plan. Finally the plan was not approved, the cabinet collapsed and the new cabinet was appointed. The coalition was sworn in on 10 April 2003.
List of ministers
Resignations and Changes
On 13 September 2004 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs, Moritz Augsberger, resigned following the change of party leadership. The new chairman of Centre Party Andreas Annen was appointed new Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs replacing Moritz Augsberger.
On 22 November 2004 Minister of Defence, Markus Handke, resigned following theft of confidential documents while sleeping at home the night on 3 November and the lack of support of the Prime Minister Einar Reitter. He was replaced, on the same day, by Jakob Johnen.
On 10 February 2005 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Christine Olberg, resigned, just two months before the government collapsed, following the disappearance of hundreds of confidential documents of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On 21 February 2005 she was replaced by Reinhold Langkamp.