Sächsische Staatskanzlei
The Sächsische Staatskanzlei (Saxon State Chancellery or Saxon State Chamber) is the office of the Minister-President
A minister-president is the head of government in a number of European countries or subnational governments, in which a parliamentary or semi-presidential system of government prevails, who presides over the council of ministers...

 of Saxony
The Free State of Saxony is a landlocked state of Germany, contingent with Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, Bavaria, the Czech Republic and Poland. It is the tenth-largest German state in area, with of Germany's sixteen states....

. It is located in Dresden
Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. The Dresden conurbation is part of the Saxon Triangle metropolitan area....

 on the northern Elbe river
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 banks and was established in 1995. The Staatskanzlei is managed by the State Minister and Head of the Staatskanzlei.

The Free State of Saxony also established a Staatskanzlei between 1918 and 1945. The building was used by the Rat des Bezirkes (Board of the Bezirk
Bezirk means "district" in German and can refer to:* The primary Subdivisions of East Germany from 1952* The districts of Austria* Some of the Districts of Switzerland...

) of the Bezirk Dresden after the German Democratic Republic
German Democratic Republic
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 had established the Bezirk subdivisions
Administrative division of the German Democratic Republic
The Administrative divisions of the German Democratic Republic were constituted in two different forms during the country's 41-year-long history. The Republic first retained the traditional German division into federated states called Länder, but in 1952 replaced them with arbitrarily-drawn...

 in 1952.


Building of the Staatskanzlei is the Gemeinsames Ministerialgebäude or Gesamtministerium (Joint Ministry Building). It was built between 1900 and 1904 in Historicistic
Historicism (art)
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 style. The golden crown at the roof is a farly visible symbol of authority in the Kingdom of Saxony during the last years of the German Empire
German Empire
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. The building is still lettered as Königliches Ministerium des Inneren (Royal Ministry of the Interior) today.


  • Supporting the Minister-President in politics
  • Evaluation of passed laws concerning their constitutionality
  • Questions of state area and state structuring
  • Correspondence to the Landtag of Saxony
    Landtag of Saxony
    The Landtag of Saxony, also referred to as the Parliament of Saxony or the Saxon Parliament, is the German state of Saxony's legislature...

  • Correspondence to the Federal Republic
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     and the other 15 German states
  • Coordination of the government's external affairs (involving Federal Republic, European Union and other states)
  • Representation of Saxony with offices in Berlin
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     and Brussels
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  • Coordination of the international relationships especially cross-border affairs with the proximate Poland
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     and Czech Republic
    Czech Republic
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  • Petition for mercy (which address the Minister-President)
  • Media politics

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