Germany’s new federal cabinet is in place

The SPD has now presented its ministerial candidates, the last of the three coalition partners to do so. The new federal cabinet is to be sworn in following the election of the new chancellor on Wednesday.

Das neue Bundeskabinett steht
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Berlin (dpa) - The SPD has presented its ministerial candidates, the last of the three coalition partners to do so. Health expert Karl Lauterbach (SPD) is to become the new federal health minister. This was announced by Olaf Scholz (photo), who is likely to be the future chancellor, in Berlin on Monday. Hesse's SPD state parliamentary group leader Nancy Faeser is to become the new interior minister. Christine Lambrecht, the former minister of justice and family affairs, is to take over the Ministry of Defence. The new Ministry of Construction is to be headed by Brandenburg SPD politician Klara Geywitz. The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs will again be headed by the incumbent, Hubertus Heil. The minister for economic cooperation and development will be Svenja Schulze, who was previously the environment minister. Wolfgang Schmidt, a long-time confidant of Scholz, will be minister of the Chancellery.

The new federal cabinet is to be sworn in after the election of the new chancellor, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday. The Greens will be in charge of the Federal Foreign Office (Annalena Baerbock), the Ministry of Economy and Climate Protection (Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck), the Family Ministry (Anne Spiegel), the Environment Ministry (Steffi Lemke) and the Agriculture Ministry (Cem Özdemir). The FDP will supply the minister of finance (Christian Lindner), the minister of transport (Volker Wissing), the minister of justice (Marco Buschmann) and the minister of education (Bettina Stark-Watzinger).

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