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A new era as Olaf Scholz takes office as German chancellor

Olaf Scholz has taken the reins from Angela Merkel as German chancellor. Scholz won a Bundestag vote to make him leader of a new three-party coalition government, after his center-left SPD won the most votes in September's election. A litany of crises will be competing for his government's immediate attention.

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