Romberg II Cabinet

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David Romberg's second cabinet was the 52nd cabinet of Baltia, in office from 9 April 2015 to 23 November 2016. It was a coalition cabinet of Centre Party, Social Democratic Party and Christian Social Union.

The cabinet was formed following the 2015 parliamentary election. On 7 November 2016, the Social Democratic Party and Christian Social Union announced that they were asking Prime Minister David Romberg to resign and were planning on negotiating a new majority government. The announcement came soon after the opposition had submitted a motion to express lack of confidence in Romberg’s government. SP and CSU proceeded to support the motion, leaving the ZP the only party to support Romberg. David Romberg commented the situation by declining to resign and arguing that a democratically elected government should be only removed by a democratic vote. In the following vote of confidence on 9 November, the majority of Landtag voted in favor of removing the prime minister’s government. In the following coalition talks, BFP, SP and CSU formed a new coalition led by the chairman of the Baltish People's Party Jürgen Ratzlaff. The coalition was sworn in on 9 April 2015.

List of ministers[edit | edit source]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister David Romberg 9 April 2015 23 November 2016 ZP
Deputy Prime Minister Sfen Mitterer 9 April 2015 14 September 2015 SP
Eugen Osinsky 14 September 2015 23 November 2016 SP
Minister of Foreign Affairs Käthe Peltzer-Rosenberg 9 April 2015 1 July 2015 ZP
Marina Kaltenberg 16 July 2015 4 July 2016 Ind.
Jürgen Lichter 7 July 2016 23 November 2016 ZP
Minister of Finance Sfen Sessler 9 April 2015 23 November 2016 CSU
Minister of the Interior Johannes Peukert 9 April 2015 23 November 2016 ZP
Minister of Justice Udo Reimann 9 April 2015 23 November 2016 CSU
Minister of Education and Research Jürgen Lichter 9 April 2015 7 July 2016 ZP
Marianne Laufer 7 July 2016 23 November 2016 ZP
Minister of Defence Sfen Mitterer 9 April 2015 14 September 2015 SP
Johannes Hansch 14 September 2015 23 November 2016 SP
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Rainer Vasilev 9 April 2015 14 September 2015 SP
Eugen Osinsky 14 September 2015 23 November 2016 SP
Minister of Health Markus Tscherning 9 April 2015 23 November 2016 CSU
Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Christian Mitter 9 April 2015 23 November 2016 ZP
Minister of Economic Affairs Ute Pauli 9 April 2015 31 August 2015 SP
Lisbeth Opitz 14 September 2015 23 November 2016 SP
Minister of Rural Affairs Udo Kruspe 9 April 2015 23 November 2016 ZP
Minister of Environment and Natural Protection Markus Pöllmacher 9 April 2015 23 November 2016 CSU
Minister of Culture Henrik Sachs 9 April 2015 23 November 2016 SP
Minister of Public Administration and Regional Affairs Arthur Aach 9 April 2015 23 November 2016 ZP

Resignations and Changes[edit | edit source]

On 1 July 2015 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Käthe Peltzer-Rosenberg, resigned due to a court decision which made her partly liable for debts accumulated by her father's bankrupt company. Centre Party decided to nominate independent Marina Kaltenberg as her successor.

On 30 August 2015 the Social Democratic Party council vote whether to continue in the government coalition, with the result turning out positive. Ute Pauli, the Minister of Economic Affairs, resigned the next day in protest and she was replaced with Lisbeth Opitz. Social Democrats also decided to bring their new chairman Eugen Osinsky into the government as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. The former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Sfen Mitterer was replaced with Johannes Hansch.

On 4 July 2016 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marina Kaltenberg, announced her resignation to run independently in the 2016 Baltish presidential election. She had previously been the favourite for Centre Party nominee, but was eventually dropped in favour of Samuel Kallmann. In a ministerial reshuffle Jürgen Lichter was moved from the chair of Minister of Education and Research to Minister of Foreign Affairs with Marianne Laufer taking his seat in the Ministry of Education and Research.

See also[edit | edit source]

Ratzlaff Cabinet
Romberg I Cabinet
Government of Baltia