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Scholz Nominates Pistorius as Germany’s Next Defense Minister

  • State interior minister named to succeed Christine Lambrecht
  • Scholz ally known as pragmatic veteran who gets things done
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Chancellor Olaf Scholz has put forth Boris Pistorius to be Germany’s new defense minister, filling a critical role in his cabinet after Christine Lambrecht resigned on Monday following a series of missteps.

In a statement, Scholz praised Pistorius’s “strength and calmness,” and singled out his experience with defense policy.