Germany Election 2021: Social Democrats And Merkel���s CDU Neck And Neck In Chancellor Race, Exit Poll Says

Olaf Scholz, finance minister and deputy chancellor in Merkel’s last government, has been an influential player in German politics since 2002, when he became the centre-left Social Democratic Party’s general secretary under Gerhard Schröder.

A former labour lawyer and deputy leader of the SPD’s then anti-capitalist Young Socialist youth wing, the taciturn 63-year-old has for most of his career been associated with the party’s right: as senator for the interior and then mayor of Hamburg, he often pursued strict law and order policies and continued the mercantilist traditions of the rich port city in Germany’s north.

In the federal finance ministry, Scholz made sure not to shake German orthodoxies around balanced budgets. “I am liberal, but I am not stupid”, he once told an interviewer.

His supporters say the keen jogger is not only highly competent and a stickler for detail, but also more leftwing than his reputation. Along with his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire, he was one of the driving forces between the plan to introduced a global minimum corporate tax that was backed by the globe’s leading economies this summer.

Source : https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2021/sep/26/germany-election-2021-results-reaction-angela-merkel-era-ends-baerbock-scholz-laschet-spd-greens-cdu-live-latest-updates?page=with:block-6150a76c8f08b6230668bcf4

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Germany election 2021: Social Democrats and Merkel’s CDU neck-and-neck in chancellor race, exit poll says

Source:The Guardian

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Germany election 2021: Social Democrats and Merkel’s CDU neck-and-neck in chancellor race, exit poll says

Source:The Guardian

Germany election 2021: Social Democrats and Merkel’s CDU neck-and-neck in chancellor race, exit poll says