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Olaf Scholz sworn Germany’s new chancellor, officially ending Angela Merkel’s 16-year rule

Social Democrat Olaf Scholz has been sworn in as Germany’s new chancellor, ending 16 years of conservative rule under Angela Merkel and paving the way for a pro-European coalition government that has promised to boost green investment. Scholz, 63, who served as vice chancellor and finance minister in Merkel’s outgoing government, got a clear majority […]

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Germany: Olaf Scholz reaches coalition deal to form a new government

German Social Democrat Olaf Scholz said he has reached a coalition deal to form a new government that will try to modernise Europe’s largest economy and bring the curtain down on the Angela Merkel era. Scholz’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), the ecologist Greens and the libertarian Free Democrats (FDP) want to accelerate the transition to […]