plural ministers-president or minister-presidents

Definition of minister-president

: the principal governmental minister usually chosen by the legislature in a number of German länder and resembling a prime minister in power and status the minister-president … appoints and heads a cabinet responsible to the legislature— R. H. Wells

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translation of German ministerpräsident

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“Minister-president.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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