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    People & Politics | Angela Merkels New Cabinet

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    There were a few a surprises when the cabinet of Germany's new coalition government was unveiled. Veteran politician Wolfgang Schäuble will be Germany's new Finance Minister,making him the most important man in Merkel's cabinet. The former Economics Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg will get the defense portfolio and,as expected,Vice Chancellor Guido Westerwelle will be representing Germany on the international stage as Foreign Minister. The FDP's Philipp Rösler is set to become Germany's next Health Minister.