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Health Minister: Minister and Coalition Deal

health minister: Merkel pledged to put fresh faces in her Cabinet after reaching a coalition deal this month with the centre -left Social Democrats, according to Metro News. On Monday, a congress of her party is to sign off on the coalition deal, which will still need approval from the Social Democrats' members to take effect. Chancellor Angela Merkel has named an ambitious young conservative as health minister in Germany's new government, signalling a desire to include critics in her fourth term. Her most prominent appointment Sunday was 37-year-old Jens Spahn as health minister. Other Cabinet newcomers are 45-year-old Julia Kloeckner as agriculture minister; 46-year-old Anja Karliczek as education minister and 45-year-old Helge Braun as Merkel's new chief of staff. 12 05 p.m. Spahn has been a leading advocate of a sharper conservative profile than Merkel's centrist approach. ( As reported in the news.