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20 years of Cabinet Schröder : Red-green good-bye in Bauer duck with dumplings

The Chancellor gets and almost all of them are: Gerhard Schroeder (SPD) has for 20. Anniversary of the first red-green Federal government, invited his Ministers to see bash. On Monday evening, the former Cabinet colleagues had dinner in the Berlin Restaurant "Old customs house" at Kreuzberg's Landwehr canal in Brandenburg farm duck with red cabbage and Thuringian Kartoffelkloß.

On the question of who it is, and because today is cook and who the waiter said the former transport and construction Minister Franz Müntefering sour style is terse: "Now connoisseurs". Schröder had once said: "In a red-green constellation, it must be clear: The Larger is cooking, the Smaller one is a waiter." Meanwhile, the Greens in the polls, but the Larger, the SPD would therefore be today, only a waiter.

Künast: "You always meet twice in life"

The former agricultural Minister Renate Künast (Green party) said: "You always meet twice in life." It is the first reunion of this kind. The former Green foreign Minister, Joschka Fischer, today would be perhaps the chef, was a little, therefore, came to grumpy.

Particularly euphoric, Edelgard Bulmahn (SPD/education), Künast, and Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (SPD/development) welcomed: "Hello, Heidi," said Künast. The women suggested spontaneously that the "women's Breakfast" back to life. At the time, met on Wednesday and the meetings prior to the Cabinet also to the frustration of the "Machos" in the Cabinet to get rid of Schröder and Fischer were notorious for the ladies ever abzukanzeln.

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