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Germany: Sigmar Gabriel replaces Steinmeier as FM at Berlin ceremony03:31

Germany: Sigmar Gabriel replaces Steinmeier as FM at Berlin ceremony

Germany, Berlin
January 27, 2017 at 13:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

President of Germany Joachim Gauck dismissed Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Minister of Economy Sigmar Gabriel from their posts during a ceremony at Berlin’s Bellevue Palace, Friday.

At the same time Gabriel was appointed foreign minister, with Brigitte Zypries being inaugurated as his successor as the economy minister. Steinmeier is expected to succeed Gauck who will not stand for a second term as president.

Gabriel was accompanied by his wife Anke and their daughter Marie, who together with Merkel and Gauck posed for a group photo at the end of the ceremony

Germany: Sigmar Gabriel replaces Steinmeier as FM at Berlin ceremony03:31
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President of Germany Joachim Gauck dismissed Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Minister of Economy Sigmar Gabriel from their posts during a ceremony at Berlin’s Bellevue Palace, Friday.

At the same time Gabriel was appointed foreign minister, with Brigitte Zypries being inaugurated as his successor as the economy minister. Steinmeier is expected to succeed Gauck who will not stand for a second term as president.

Gabriel was accompanied by his wife Anke and their daughter Marie, who together with Merkel and Gauck posed for a group photo at the end of the ceremony

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