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Karl Lauterbach to be next German health minister - sources

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Karl Lauterbach to be next German health minister - sources
Karl Lauterbach to be next German health minister - sources   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

BERLIN – Karl Lauterbach of Germany’s Social Democrats will serve as health minister and current justice minister Christine Lambrecht will become defence minister in the next German government, sources said on Monday.

Lauterbach, who is a trained doctor and epidemiologist, has pushed for stricter measures to stave off the fourth wave of infections currently sweeping Germany and will take over the post from the Christian Democrats’ Jens Spahn.

Incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz plans to present his line-up of ministers at the Social Democrats’ party headquarters later today.