Germany: Pistorius to become next defense minister

Source: CNBC

“German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will appoint Boris Pistorius, the long-serving interior minister of Lower Saxony, to replace Christine Lambrecht as minister of defense, the government confirmed Tuesday morning. The Social Democrat Pistorius, 62, will receive his mandate on Thursday. The appointment comes within a day of predecessor Lambrecht’s resignation, tendered amid intense media scrutiny and escalating pressure over Germany’s response to the war in Ukraine.” (01/17/23)