After the assassination of Prime Minister Kurt Eisner (1867-1919) and the attack on Home Secretary Erhard Auer (1874-1945) in the Bavarian State Parliament on 21 February 1919, the cabinet had only a limited capacity to operate, since Justice Minister Johannes Timm (1866-1945) and Minister for Military Affairs Albert Roßhaupter (1878-1949) had fled Munich. After the proclamation of a Soviet Republic had been rejected by the majority of the councillors, the congress tried to stay in power by forming a new cabinet.
The flyer of the Münchner Neueste Nachrichten announced the new government under the Social Democrat Martin Segitz (1853-1927), appointed by the council congress on 1 March 1919. He was meant to take over the Foreign and Home Offices as well as the chairmanship of the Ministerrat. Segitz was one of the leading members of the MSPD and trade unionists. Ernst Niekisch (1889-1967) was to become Minister of Education, since the councils would not accept the current minister Johannes Hoffmann (1867-1930). The post of the Minister of Military Affairs was to be taken over by Richard Scheid (1879-1931) from the USPD. The two USPD members Edgar Jaffé (1866-1921) and Hans Unterleitner (1890-1971) were ministers from the former Eisner cabinet.
However, with the exception of Richard Scheid, the Segitz Cabinet never started to work, since the MSPD did not accept the procedure. It insisted that the government needed to be elected by the State Parliament.