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Wed Dec 8, 2021, 08:20 AM

Olaf Scholz sworn in as German chancellor, succeeding Merkel

Source: Axios

Social Democrat Olaf Scholz was sworn in as chancellor of Germany on Wednesday, succeeding Angela Merkel after 16 years and launching a new era of German and European politics.

Why it matters: Scholz, a center-left pragmatist who served as finance minister and vice chancellor in Merkel's last government, will lead Europe's largest economy in a coalition with the environmentalist Greens and pro-business Free Democrats.

The big picture: Climate change, more progressive social and economic policies, and a stronger European Union are the central planks of the Social Democratic platform.

The experienced former mayor of Hamburg is seen as a continuity figure for Merkel's foreign policy, which has been driven in large part by the interests of Germany's export-driven industry.


Read more: https://www.axios.com/olaf-scholz-germany-chancellor-merkel-8a02b982-8e77-4707-8d3f-4c54af423a6b.html

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Wed Dec 8, 2021, 08:40 AM

1. I'm going to miss her steadiness. eom

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Wed Dec 8, 2021, 08:42 AM

2. I thought of Olaf from Frozen



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