Merkel partners designate new German economy minister
Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP), junior partners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition, on Tuesday designated Philipp Roesler as economy minister.
Roesler, 38, adopted from a Vietnamese orphanage by a German couple, is currently health minister. He is also due to be elected FDP leader on Friday and take over from outgoing head Guido Westerwelle as deputy chancellor.
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