How long can Merkel be chancellor?
|Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany|
|Appointer||President of Germany upon election by the Bundestag|
|Term length||4 years, renewable|
|Constituting instrument||German Basic Law (German Constitution)|
Who is the longest serving German chancellor?
Kohl’s 16-year tenure is the longest of any German chancellor since Otto von Bismarck, and oversaw the end of the Cold War, the German reunification and the creation of the European Union (EU). Further, Kohl’s 16 years and 30 day tenure is the longest for any democratically elected Chancellor of Germany.
Is the president of Germany higher than the chancellor?
The president enjoys a higher ranking at official functions than the chancellor. The president’s role is integrative and includes the control function of upholding the law and the constitution.