Germany’s New Cabinet Complete

After the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU), Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) has named its candidates for six ministerial posts in the new cabinet.

They are: Olaf Scholz (finance), Heiko Maas (foreign), Hubertus Heil (labour/social welfare), Katarina Barley (justice), Franziska Giffey (family affairs) and Svenja Schulze (environment).

The names were announced by acting party chairman Scholz and the designated new party leader Andrea Nahles in Berlin on Friday. “We have resolved to appoint a good team,” said Scholz, who is also to be vice-chancellor to Chancellor Angela Merkel in the new government.