Your Government

Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann is the Head of Government.

Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann mit seinen Ministerinnen und Ministern auf der Treppe zum Park der Villa Reitzenstein.

The State Government

Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann heads the State Government of Baden-Württemberg. Besides the Minister-President, the Government comprises ten Ministers and one State Counsellor with voting rights in the cabinet. Alongside the State Ministry which represents the authority of the Minister-President, there are ten ministries in which the various threads of state politics converge.

Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann (Bild: Dennis Williamson)
  • Head of Government

Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann

Winfried Kretschmann is the ninth Minister President of Baden-Württemberg. He was re-elected as the new Head of Government by the State Parliament on May 12, 2016. Kretschmann heads a coalition made up of two parliamentary parties: The Green Party and the CDU.

  • A strong team

The State Government

The parliamentary elections of March 13th, 2016 resulted in a coalition Government made up of the Green Party and the CDU. The State Government led by Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann takes up office on May 12, 2016.

Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann bei seiner Antrittsrede als Bundesratspräsident im Bundesrat am 2. November 2012.
  • Federalism

Baden-Württemberg in the Federation

Germany is a Federation. State functions are divided between the Federation and its 16 federal states. Through the organ of the Bundesrat (Federal Council), the states play a role in national legislation and administration, and also in the affairs of the European Union.

Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann empfängt Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und den französischen Staatspräsidenten François Hollande beim Festakt „50 Jahre deutsch-französische Freundschaft“ in Ludwigsburg.
  • Europe&International affairs

Baden-Württemberg - Global Player

Baden-Württemberg is situated at the very heart of Europe. The State Government is committed to a democratically participative Europe in which Baden-Württemberg has a powerful voice. The State has also cultivated close ties to its neighbours and partners around the world which have evolved over many decades.