Merkel cabinet complete as SPD claims key finance, foreign ministries
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Merkel cabinet complete as SPD claims key finance, foreign ministries

BERLIN: Germany’s second biggest party, the Social Democrats, on Friday named their ministers in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s next government, completing a cabinet lineup in which they snatched the trophy finance and foreign affairs portfolios.Olaf Scholz, 59, the interim leader of the Social Democrats (SPD), will take over the powerful finance ministry which in recent years was led by fiscal hawk Wolfgang Schaeuble of Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU).Heiko Maas, the SPD’s outgoing justice minister, will ta

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