The State Government

The Government controls the fortunes of the State.

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

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 took up office on May 12, 2016.

Die Landesregierung am Kabinettstisch
  • A strong Team

Members of the State Government

The State Government comprises the Minister-President, twelve Ministers, a State Secretary with voting rights in the Government and an honorary State Counsellor with voting rights.

Das Staatsministerium in der Villa Reitzenstein (Frontansicht).
  • Distribution of tasks


Apart from the State Ministry representing the authority of the Minister President, there are ten ministries in which the various threads of state politics converge. The departments each have their own specific areas of competence.