What will be the make up of the new German coalition government? Who will be taking over which ministry? Find out
The German coalition government talks, consisting of SDP, FDP and the Greens , are nearing the end. A coalition agreement has been announced for the last full week of November. In the course of this, however, it must also be made public who is to hold which ministerial office in the future. The current status of the negotiations point to a list ministers from each party. Find out which ministries will be headed by the SPD, Greens of FDP below.
- Federal Chancellor
- Ministry of Finance
- Ministry of Economy and Climate
- Foreign Ministry
- Interior Ministry
- Ministry of Transformation / construction
- Ministry of Health
- Ministry of Labor and Social affairs
- Transport Ministry
- Ministry of Defense
- Justice Ministry
- Ministry of Environment / Agriculture / Food
- Ministry of Education and research
- Family Ministry
- Ministry of Development
- “Ministry of Culture”
Olaf Scholz (SPD) is already the designated successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), who is vacating the chair after a total of 16 years in office. In the recent past there had been repeated excitement about the stoic Scholz – just remember the Wirecard affair and the Cum-Ex scandal – but he was ultimately able to prevail against Baerbock and Armin Laschet (CDU) .
Ministry of Finance
Christian Lindner (FDP) is commonly seen as the face of his party, to which he has been a member for over 25 years. In the future, it will be his responsibility to manage the affairs of the Ministry of Finance and thus to follow Olaf Scholz. Lindner’s statement “It is better not to govern than to govern wrongly” after the election failure in the 2017 federal elections is still unforgettable. Four years later, he could achieve his personal goal.
Ministry of Economy and Climate
Robert Habeck (Greens) was under discussion as the Greens’ top candidate for the federal election until spring 2021. The end of the song is well known: Co-boss Annalena Baerbock became the strong face of the Greens. Now, however, Habeck is to be given the chance to act as Federal Minister and thus to succeed Peter Altmaier.
From nobody to green savior to possible foreign minister – Annalena Baerbock has had a turbulent year. In this case, the strong woman of the Greens would succeed Heiko Maas – and ultimately participate in and in the new government, even if differently than originally planned.
Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) is to remain with the Federal Government and hold the office of Minister of the Interior. An office that is currently still held by Horst Seehofer (CSU).
Ministry of Transformation / construction
Svenja Schulze from the SPD is in discussion for this ministerial post. An office that the Social Democrat is currently already in Angela Merkel’s cabinet.
Ministry of Health
As already outlined, Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) will be followed by Michael Theurer, the FDP man. The SPD health economist Karl Lauterbach would be left out in this case.
Ministry of Labor and Social affairs
The current incumbent Hubertus Heil (SPD) is intended for this ministerial post. Heil has been filling this office since March 2018.
There could be a change in personnel at this ministerial post. Specifically, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) would be replaced by Cem Özdemir instead of Anton Hofreiter from the Greens.
Ministry of Defense
This job is currently carried out by the former federal chairman of the CDU, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Her potential successor: Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann from the FDP.
Either Volker Wissing or Marco Buschmann from the FDP are earmarked for this post. One of the two gentlemen would succeed Christine Lambrecht.
Ministry of Environment / Agriculture / Food
An office held by the controversial Julia Klöckner. Steffi Lemke from the Greens is under discussion as her successor.
Ministry of Education and research
CDU politician Anja Karliczek is responsible for the affairs of this ministry. According to the plans of the traffic light coalition, however, it is to be replaced by Klara Geywitz (SPD).
In addition to her work as Minister of Justice, SPD politician Christine Lambrecht is also responsible for the areas of family, senior citizens, women and youth. Should she become Interior Minister within the framework of the new federal government, however, Katrin Göring-Eckardt from the Greens is under discussion as her successor.
Ministry of Development
Since Angela Merkel’s third term in office, Gerd Müller (CSU) has headed the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. However, he is to be replaced by Bärbel Kofler (SPD).
Last but not least, there remains the management of the Chancellery, which is currently the responsibility of Helge Braun (CDU) . The name Wolfgang Schmidt (SPD) stands as a legitimate successor in the room.
“Ministry of Culture”
“Ministry of Culture” is not a full-fledged ministry. Claudia Roth from the Greens will be the new Minister of State for Culture and successor to Monika Grütters (CDU).
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