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SPD leader Gabriel named German economy, energy minister

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Germany's Social Democrats, junior partners in Angela Merkel's new government, said Sunday that party chief Sigmar Gabriel would become her vice-chancellor and head up a super ministry responsible for the economy and energy policy.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier will return as foreign minister, a job he held under Merkel during her first term when she also led a left-right "grand coalition".

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131215/spd-leader-gabriel-named-german-economy-energy-minister