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The Bundestag (Bundestag) will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday (July 24, 2019) to install the leader of the Christian Democratic Party, Anigret Kramp-Cranbauer, as defense minister. A spokesman for parliament's administration in Berlin said on Wednesday (July 17) that the emergency session of the parliament would not take place in the Reichstag building, where renovations were taking place, but in the Powell Loeb building, located a few meters from the Reichstag, It has offices for parliamentarians and meeting rooms.

The carpet floor of the Plenary Hall of Parliament was being completely refurbished for the first time in 20 years, as well as the renovation of installed techniques such as fire hose cables. Of the renovation before the first session after the summer vacation. For the emergency meeting, many of the 709 parliamentarians will have to be recalled from their summer holidays. Kramp-Cranbauer will replace Orzola von der Lien, who was appointed by the European Parliament on Tuesday as head of the European Commission.

HZ / WB (dpa)

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