New German Cabinet Under Scholz Sworn In At Parliament

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Updated December 8, 2021

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz takes the oath from President of the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) Baerbel Bas during a session at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) in Berlin on December 8, 2021, to swear in the country’s next Chancellor. John MACDOUGALL / AFP


The new German cabinet under Chancellor Olaf Scholz was sworn into office on Wednesday in the Bundestag lower house of parliament.

The ministers from the new centre-left-led coalition of Social Democrats, ecologist Greens and liberal Free Democrats comprise Germany’s first gender-balanced cabinet, with eight women and eight men.