Dr Adenauer, the West German chancellor, presented his new cabinet to President Professor Theodor Hauss today, at the Villa Hammerschmidt.
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Background: Dr Adenauer, the West German chancellor, presented his new cabinet to President Professor Theodor Hauss today, at the Villa Hammerschmidt. They will take the oath at the newly-elected Bundestag (Lower House) tomorrow.
First to arrive is dr Schroeder, Minister of Home Affairs, Heinrich von Brentano, Foreign Minister, arrived afterwards followed by Dr Adenauer and Dr. Franz Joseph Strauss, Minister of Defense.
The chief feature of the new cabinet list is the relegation of Herr Schaeffer from Finance to Justice. He is succeeded in the more important post by Herr Etzel, previously the German Vice-President of the European Coal and Steel Community. He is reputed to be actively sympathetic to the aims and needs of German big business.
The new Cabinet has 18 members, one more than the last one.