New ministers

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The Independent Online
Erfurt (AFP) - The prime minister of Thuringia, Bernhard Vogel, appointed two ministers to the state cabinet yesterday, replacing members who quit after being accused of taking kickbacks. Franz Schuster, a former minister in the state chancellery, replaces Willibald Bock as interior minister and Frank-Michael Pietzsch succeeds Hans-Henning Axthelm as social affairs minister.