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Merkel not planning reshuffle after Merz eyes cabinet job

Merkel not planning reshuffle after Merz eyes cabinet job
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch -
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BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has no plans to reshuffle her cabinet, a government spokesman said, when asked about the prospects of conservative Friedrich Merz becoming a minister after losing the race to succeed her as conservative CDU leader.

“The chancellor is not planning a cabinet reshuffle,” said government spokesman Steffen Seibert. He had been asked about a newspaper interview in which Merz said he was ready to re-enter politics full time and possibly become a minister.

(Writing by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Michelle Martin)

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