Merkel has presented the candidate for the position of head of the Ministry of economy of Germany

© AP Photo / Markus Schreiber, the head of the office of the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, Peter Altmaier. Archival photoMerkel has presented the candidate for the position of head of the Ministry of economy of Germany© AP Photo / Markus Schreiber

The head of the office of the Chancellor and Finance Minister Peter Altmaier has to head the Ministry of economy and energy in the new German government, said on Sunday the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

She presented to reporters in Berlin the list of the Ministers of the coalition government, stressing that the issue of whether the Cabinet is open.

«Peter Altmaier should be the Minister of economy and energy», — said Merkel, adding that it intends to submit to President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the candidate «if it comes to the formation of the government».

Altmaier is one of the most trusted persons Merkel.

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