Germany: Merkel recycles
18 May 2012
On the balcony : Angela Merkel
In the left-hand pot : Peter Altmaier
In the right-hand pot : Norbert Röttgen
After his defeat in regional elections in North Rhine-Westphalia, May 13, the Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen was forced to resign by Chancellor Angela Merkel who wants to prevent this electoral setback weakening her position. He was replaced by Peter Altmaier.