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The Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
is the government
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of the city-state
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The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen is the smallest of Germany's 16 states. A more informal name, but used in some official contexts, is Land Bremen .-Geography:...
(the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen). The senate has existed since mediæval times. The senate is headed by a President, who also holds the title of Mayor. The President's deputy also holds the title Mayor. The position of President of the Senate corresponds to the position of Prime Minister in most other states of Germany
Germany is made up of sixteen which are partly sovereign constituent states of the Federal Republic of Germany. Land literally translates as "country", and constitutionally speaking, they are constituent countries...
, while the senators are cabinet
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members similarly to ministers in other states.
Since 2005, Jens Böhrnsen
Jens Böhrnsen is a German politician of the SPD. Since 2005, he has served as the President of the Senate and Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, that is, the head of government of the city-state of Bremen...
has served as President of the Senate and Mayor.