Sunday 22nd November 2020
What does the cabinet of elected US President Biden look like? How does he balance the party left and the Democratic establishment? Answers to these questions will be given in the coming week, as his chief of staff Klain promises.
President-elect Joe Biden plans to introduce his first cabinet members on Tuesday. “You will see the first nominations from the cabinet of the elected president next Tuesday,” Biden’s Chief of Staff-designate Ron Klain told ABC. Klain did not say which ministerial posts will be announced and who should take over the departments. “You have to wait for the president-elect to say that himself on Tuesday.” He added: “We want people to watch.”
Biden’s first decision on the composition of his government team was the appointment of Klain as chief of staff in the White House, who had already served as chief of staff during his time as vice president. Observers believe that Biden knows many potential candidates from his time as deputy to former President Barack Obama and that many women will get a chance.
It can be assumed that Biden will first announce the appointment of one or more of the more important departments. These include the finance, foreign, defense, justice and homeland security departments. Because of the corona pandemic, the nomination for the Ministry of Health is also eagerly awaited.
According to the official timetable, Biden will take office on January 20th. President Donald Trump continues to refuse to admit defeat almost three weeks after the November 3 election. He has so far boycotted the transfer of official business.