A hundred years ago February 11, 1919 Archives

From the Archives (Feb. 11, 1919): The New Germany. Coalition Cabinet.

According to “Vossiche Zeitung”, the German Cabinet will be composed of sixteen members, of whom Social Democrats shall have the President and Ministers of Defence, Labour, Economy, Nutrition and Demobilisation, and Democrats shall have the Vice-President and Ministers of Interior and Finance. The centre shall have the Ministers of Justice, Treasury and Posts, while Democrats and Social Democrats shall each have one Minister without portfolio. The Foreign Ministry shall be neutralised. A message from Berlin sates that the National Assembly will discuss the Bill regarding the German Empire’s constitution on February 10th and will finish three readings on February 11th, so that the election of the President of Germany can be made on February 12th. The Cabinet will be formed immediately afterwards so that a legal Government shall exist on February 12th when negotiations regarding the prolongation of armistice will commence.

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