Steinmeier is retiring from the post of foreign Minister of Germany – media

Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, maybe as early as Friday to take up the post of the head of the German foreign Ministry, wrote on Wednesday the German newspaper Sddeutsche Zeitung.

Thus, he will replace on this post of Frank-Walter Steinmeier vying for the position of President.

Election of the President of Germany will take place on 12 February 2017.

Subsequently, on 24 September 2017, elections to the Bundestag, the results of which a government is formed.

The Federal President is Germany’s head of state, however, functions which he performs are of a representative character. According to the Basic law of Germany, the President represents the country in international relations. In particular, it was he who on behalf of Germany makes state visits, signing treaties with foreign powers, receive the credentials of ambassadors, etc the Actual control of the country is Germany in the hands of the Chancellor and the government.

As you know, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that his country must be ready to “turbulent” times within the validity of the post of the President of the United States Donald trump.