News from Berlin came out this morning over the remaining cabinet posts in the new coalition government, and these are the SPD Party members:
Minister of Finance: Olaf Scholz (mayor of Hamburg).
Foreign Minister: Heiko Maas (current Minister of Law)
Work and Social Minister: Katarina Barley
Minister of Family Affairs: Franziska Giffey
Minister of Law: Matthias Miersch
Minister of Environment: Svenja Schulze
Shocks? There were five or six names floated around for Foreign Minister over the past month....none were Maas's name. So this might be a minor shock.
Olaf Scholz? A year ago, he would have carried a lot of weight and been discussed for the Chancellor job in 2021. The episode in Hamburg with the riots back in July? That took a fair amount of negativity to his reputation and will prevent him from the Chancellor job in the future. Beyond that, there's no issues with this group.