Report: Germany's de Maiziere chosen as defense minister

By REUTERS
March 2, 2011 13:47

BERLIN - Germany's coalition government has chosen Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere to replace Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg as defense minister, government sources said on Wednesday.

The appointment is part of a reshuffle that will also see Hans-Peter Friedrich become interior minister, Christian Social Union (CSU) party sources said.

De Maiziere is a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU Christian Democrats.

Friedrich heads the CSU's parliamentary grouping.


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