Habeck becomes Vice Chancellor, Özdemir prevails against Hofreiter

Anton Hofreiter (left), Cem Özdemir

The previous parliamentary group leader goes away empty-handed, the former party leader moves into the traffic light cabinet.


(Photo: dpa)

Berlin The Greens have settled their power struggle for the ministerial posts of a future traffic light government. Late on Thursday evening, Greens federal manager Michael Kellner announced the personnel with which the party wants to enter a coalition with the SPD and FDP.

Accordingly, Greens leader Robert Habeck will be Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection. Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock is the first woman in this position to take over the Foreign Ministry. Both decisions had been expected that way.

Katrin Göring-Eckardt

In the end there was no cabinet post left for her.

(Foto: imago images/Political-Moments)

The appointment of Cem Özdemir as Minister of Agriculture and Food comes as a surprise. The personnel caused a dispute behind the scenes, since with Özdemir a realo ousted the party left and previous favorite for this post, Anton Hofreiter. This is now empty. The party leadership did not comment on the previous power struggle.

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