The Greens on Thursday appointed Annalena Baerbock to become foreign minister in the next government and confirmed they would propose as vice-chancellor and economy minister with responsibility for climate policy.
The nomination, along with the nominations for other cabinet posts, was made on Thursday after a consultation with Greens members in order to ratify the coalition agreement the party has agreed with the Social Democrats and Free Democrats (FDP) on Thursday.
Baerbock was the first female minister of Germany.
The Greens nominated Cem Ozdemir, a former party leader, to become agriculture minister. He is the son of a textile factory worker and a teacher who came as guest workers in the 1960s, and will be the first to become a federal minister in Germany.
The three coalition partners announced their vision on Wednesday of a sustainable change in the biggest economy, accelerate digitalisation and bring into liberal social policy.
Greens also put forward senior party figures Anne Spiegel as family and Steffi Lemke as environment minister.
The three parties wrote in their coalition deal how they'll split up cabinet posts.
The results of the 10-day vote of 125,000 Greens on the coalition agreement are expected during the first weekend in December, just as the SPD and FDP expect to ratify the agreement. Those results would mean that the SPD's Olaf Scholz could succeed Angela Merkel and become chancellor in the week of Dec. 6 or 6.
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