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Angela Merkel sworn in for fourth term as Chancellor and Heiko Maas appointed Foreign Minister

Election of German Chancellor

14 March 2018, Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel accepts the certificate of appointment from German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Schloss Bellevue after her election as German Chancellor., © dpa

14.03.2018 - Press release

On 14 March, Angela Merkel was sworn in for her fourth term as German Chancellor.

Following the vote in the Bundestag, Merkel travelled to Schloss Bellevue to receive a letter of appointment from German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Heiko Mass appointed Foreign Minister

Heiko Maas
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas© Thomas Koehler/photothek.net

Heiko Mass was appointed Foreign Minister in the new Cabinet on 14 March.

He previously served as Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection from 2013-2018 and replaces Sigmar Gabriel.

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