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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.

Stephan Weil - Minister President   Image Copyrights: Lower Saxon State Chancellery
Stephan Weil - Minister President
Dr. Bernd Althusmann - Minister of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Digitalisation   Image Copyrights: Lower Saxon State Chancellery
Dr. Bernd Althusmann - Minister of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Digitalisation
Boris Pistorius - Minister for Internal Affairs and Sport   Image Copyrights: Lower Saxon State Chancellery
Boris Pistorius - Minister for Internal Affairs and Sport
Reinhold Hilbers - Minister for Finance   Image Copyrights: Lower Saxon State Chancellery
Reinhold Hilbers - Minister for Finance
Daniela Behrens - Minister for Social Affairs, Health and Equal Opportunities   Image Copyrights: Die Foto-Scheune OHZ
Daniela Behrens - Minister for Social Affairs, Health and Equal Opportunities
Björn Thümler - Minister for Science and Culture   Image Copyrights: Lower Saxon State Chancellery
Björn Thümler - Minister for Science and Culture
Grant Hendrik Tonne - Minister for Education   Image Copyrights: Lower Saxon State Chancellery
Grant Hendrik Tonne - Minister for Education
Barbara Otte-Kinast - Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection   Image Copyrights: Lower Saxon State Chancellery
Barbara Otte-Kinast - Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Barbara Havliza - Minister for Justice   Image Copyrights: Lower Saxon State Chancellery
Barbara Havliza - Minister for Justice
Olaf Lies - Minister for the Environment, Energy, Construction and Climate Protection   Image Copyrights: Lower Saxon State Chancellery
Olaf Lies - Minister for the Environment, Energy, Construction and Climate Protection
Birgit Honé - Minister of Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development   Image Copyrights: Lower Saxon State Chancellery
Birgit Honé - Minister of Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development
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