BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel of the christian democrats CDU in Germany extends new and old faces to the front for the new coalition with the SPD.
This names sang in advance around: Ursula von der Leyen, Jens Spahn, Julia Klöckner (from top left to top right), Hermann Gröhe, Helge Braun and Peter Altmaier (from bottom left to bottom right).
Merkel wants the conservative Jens Spahn (middle, top row on the photo) in the cabinet to fetch him the post of minister of Health.
The current minister of Health, Hermann Gröhe (bottom left), does not return in a new cabinet. Ursula von der Leyen (left) stays on as minister of Defence.
Julia Klöckner (top right), leader of the CDU in Rhineland-Palatinate, is the candidate of Merkel for the post of minister of Agriculture. Peter Altmaier (right) is minister of Economy.