Olaf Scholz Set to Become Chancellor of Germany 

Former Finance Minister of Germany, Olaf Scholz is set to become the new Chancellor of Germany.

 

 

Scholz of the Social Democrats will be replacing Angela Merkel as chancellor after 16 years.

 

His appointment came after three parties joined hands together.

 

The three parties that joined hands together are the Social Democrats, Greens and liberals.

 

The three parties, known as the “traffic light coalition” owing to their colours – red, green and yellow – hammered out the deal during two months of intense negotiations after the Social Democrats (SPD) won a slim margin in the 26 September national election.

 

Under Scholz, the acting finance minister, as new chancellor, Annalena Baerbock of the Greens is widely expected to become foreign minister – the first female in the role – and Robert Habeck, her partner as co-leader of the party, will receive a new “super minister” role combining the economics ministry with environmental protection goals.

 

 

The new three-way coalition addressed the public for the first time, pledging to put climate protection at the top of its agenda but stressing its first priority was to control the coronavirus pandemic.