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The Chancellor o Germany is the heid o govrenment o Germany. The offeecial title in German is Bundeskanzler(-in) (leeterally, Federal Chancellor), sometimes shortened tae Kanzler(-in). The term, dating frae the early Middle Ages, is derived frae the Laitin term cancellarius.

Federal Chancellor o the Federal Republic o Germany
Bundeskanzler(in) der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
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Federal state ensign
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The Federal Eagle
Coat o airms o the German Govrenment
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Angela Merkel

since 22 November 2005
Executive branch o the
German Federal Govrenment
Style Madam Chancellor
Mr. Chancellor
Excellency (in international correspondence)[1]
Member o German Federal Cabinet
European Cooncil
Seat German Chancellery
Berlin, Germany
Appynter Preses o Germany
Term length 4 years
Inaugural holder Otto von Bismarck
Furmation 1 Julie 1867
21 Mairch 1871


  1. Ratgeber für Anschriften und Anreden. (PDF; 2,3 MB) Bundesministerium des Innern - Protokoll Inland, Retrieved January 2010.