/Heiko Maas to be German overseas minister: studies

Heiko Maas to be German overseas minister: studies

German Minister of Justice Heiko Maas | Rainer Jensen/EPA

The present justice minister is slated to switch Sigmar Gabriel within the high-profile position.

German Social Democrat Heiko Maas would be the nation’s new overseas minister, local media reported Thursday. Within the final authorities he was justice minister.

If confirmed, Maas would substitute one other SPD politician, Sigmar Gabriel, within the position. Gabriel introduced Thursday morning that he is not going to be a part of the brand new Cupboard underneath Angela Merkel.

The SPD can have six Cupboard positions because it reprises its position as junior accomplice to Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union. The SPD management will formally announce the listing on Friday.