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Merkel era in Germany ends; Olaf Scholz elected as new Chancellor

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Berlin: Social Democrat Olaf Scholz has been elected to succeed Angela Merkel as the new Chancellor of Germany.

Scholz will take over on Wednesday as the ninth Chancellor post-World War II, ending Merkel’s 16-year tenure.

The immediate challenge before him will be to handle Germany’s ongoing struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Olaf Scholz, 63, who has been Germany’s vice-chancellor and Finance minister since 2018, will lead a coalition of three parties.

He has promised that his government will stand up for a strong European Union.

He got a clear majority, with 395 lawmakers in the Parliament voting for him.

 

 

 

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