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  German parties seal coalition deal to make Scholz chancellor
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Nov 24, 2021 09:28am
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AuthorLaurenz Gehrke
News DateWednesday, November 24, 2021 09:55:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionBERLIN — Leaders of the three parties set to form Germany’s new government have sealed a coalition deal to make Social Democrat Olaf Scholz the country’s next chancellor.

Providing the pact is approved by the parties, the coalition of Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and liberal Free Democrats (FDP) will take office early next month, bringing the curtain down on 16 years of conservative-led government under Angela Merkel.

With Merkel not running for another term, the center-left Social Democrats finished first in September’s general election, ahead of the outgoing chancellor’s Christian Democrats. That put Scholz, the finance minister in Merkel’s last Cabinet, in pole position to lead the next government.
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