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Germany: Someone's in Charge, I'm just not sure who.

DRB

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Oct 24, 2002
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http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/10/10/germany.talks/index.html

Conservative leader Angela Merkel says she will become Germany's first woman chancellor under a deal with Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats.

The deal, which ends Schroeder's seven years in office, breaks a three-week deadlock that started when voters gave Merkel's conservatives a narrow victory but not the majority needed to form a center-right government.
So Merkel is in charge. BUT...

Under the deal, the SPD would head the foreign, finance, labor, justice, health, transport, environment and development ministries, The Associated Press reported.

Merkel's CDU/CSU would get defense, interior, agriculture, families, education and economy. CSU head Edmund Stoiber would become economy minister.
So does that mean that the areas you head, you get to decide policy?
 

DRB

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valve bouncer said:
They have done it before in (West) Germany. Can't see it working but time will tell.
The thing that struck me was that one gets to head the defense department and one heads the foreign policy. And the other one heads the economy and the other heads finance.

Sounds good for a pickup football game but a government?