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The Lower Saxony state government

The government of Lower Saxony comprises the Minister President and currently ten ministers. Together, they make up the cabinet.

The remit of the government is to manage and develop Lower Saxony’s political affairs at Federal State level. The government is simultaneously responsible for implementation of the laws adopted by Lower Saxony State Parliament [“Landtag”]. As a rule, the cabinet meets once per week to discuss bills and statutory instruments.

The primary tasks of the government include, for example, the elaboration and preparation of legislation relating to school and university policies, art and culture, as well as specification of the police and internal security directives in Lower Saxony. As a member of the Federal Council [“Bundesrat”], the government of Lower Saxony is also jointly responsible for the legislation of the Federal Republic of Germany and for European Union affairs.

Minister of Lower Saxony

Stephan Weil - Minister President   Image Copyrights: Lower Saxon State Chancellery
Stephan Weil - Minister President
Julia Willie Hamburg - Minister for Education and Vice Minister President   Image Copyrights: MK / Sven Brauers
Julia Willie Hamburg - Minister for Education and Vice Minister President
Boris Pistorius - Minister for Internal Affairs and Sport   Image Copyrights: MI
Boris Pistorius - Minister for Internal Affairs and Sport
Daniela Behrens - Minister for Social Affairs, Employment, Health and Equal Opportunities   Image Copyrights: MS
Daniela Behrens - Minister for Social Affairs, Employment, Health and Equal Opportunities
Gerald Heere - Minister for Finance   Image Copyrights: MF
Gerald Heere - Minister for Finance
Olaf Lies - Minister of Economic Affairs, Transport, Housing and Digitalisation   Image Copyrights: Lower Saxon State Chancellery/v.Ditfurth
Olaf Lies - Minister of Economic Affairs, Transport, Housing and Digitalisation
Falko Mohrs - Minister for Science and Culture   Image Copyrights: MWK
Falko Mohrs - Minister for Science and Culture
Christian Meyer - Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection   Image Copyrights: MU
Christian Meyer - Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection
Miriam Staudte - Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection   Image Copyrights: ML / Brauers
Miriam Staudte - Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Dr. Kathrin Wahlmann - Minister for Justice   Image Copyrights: MJ
Dr. Kathrin Wahlmann - Minister for Justice
Wiebke Osigus - Minister of Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development   Image Copyrights: MB/Prell
Wiebke Osigus - Minister of Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development
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