Papen and Hitler meet in the home of banker Schröder. At these talks Papen proposes a coalition between the DNVP and the NSDAP. The matter of who would be chancellor, a post which both Hitler and Papen had their eyes on, remained open for the time being. In the period that follows Papen proves willing to make compromises, accepts Hitler’s claim to leadership and actively mediates between the DNVP, the president's office and the NSDAP. In the next weeks Papen advocates prematurely ending Schleicher's government and Hindenburg also noticeably distances himself from the Reichskanzler.
[Kolb, p. 149]
Hindenburg refuses to give permission to Schleicher to dissolve the Reichstag without adhering to the 60-day deadline for new elections required by the constitution. Hindenburg wants to decide later about a constitutional dissolution of the Reichstag. With Hindenburg's refusal, Schleicher’s plans for a state of emergency, which are based on a dissolution of the Reichstag without fresh elections, are in vain.
[Winkler, p. 581]
Reichspräsident Hindenburg’s loss of confidence in Schleicher leads to his demission. Hindenburg refuses to dissolve the Reichstag via a decree for the upcoming session on 31 January. Schleicher is also unable to convince the DNVP and NSDAP parliamentary groups to support his government. Without the appropriate majority in the Reichstag and with no possibility of dissolving the Reichstag by presidential decree, Schleicher has no chance of surviving the motions of no confidence submitted by the KPD and the SPD.
[Winkler, p. 585-586]
Cleverly spread rumors of an imminent military putsch by Schleicher cause coalition talks between the DNVP and the NSDAP to gather momentum. Furthermore, Hitler manages to allay Hugenberg’s last doubts concerning the planned dissolution of the Reichstag and the subsequent new elections by promising that even after the new elections nothing would change in the composition of the government.
Hitler’s new cabinet is then appointed and sworn in by the Reichspräsident. The NSDAP only has three party members in the government. Alongside Hitler's appointment as chancellor, the other NSDAP cabinet members are Wilhelm Frick who is appointed Minister of the Interior and Göring who is appointed minister without a specified portfolio and Reich Commissioner for the Interior in Prussia. These posts will prove useful for the NSDAP later during the progressive dismantling of the democratic constitutional system.
[Kolb, p. 496-497]