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Germany: Kramp Karrembauer appointed as Defense Minister

Ceremony with Merkel,she will take her oath before the Bundestag

17 July, 14:28
(ANSA) - BERLIN, July 17 - Annegret Kramp Karrembauer was appointed as Defense Minister in a ceremony at the Presidency of the German Republic, at Bellevue Castle. The inauguration ceremony was presided over by Berlin mayor Michael Muller as first vice president of the Bundesrat, acting as head of state (both the president of the Republic Frank Walter Steinmeier and the president of the Bundestag were on vacation), and attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel and the newly elected EC president Ursula von der Leyen, who handed over the power to Kramp Karrembauer. The short ceremony took place with the three women sitting, to avoid the recurrence of Angela Merkel's tremors. According to the German Constitution, Kramp Karrembauer, who after the ceremony attended a handover meeting at the Ministry of Defense, in order to take on the full power (including that of commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces in peacetime) has yet to take her oath before the Bundestag, and this will happen no sooner than a week. (ANSA).

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