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Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz is a German politician from the Social Democratic Party. He was elected chancellor in 2021. He previously served as federal minister of finance and vice-chancellor under Angela Merkel from 2018 to 2021.

Olaf Scholz was born in northern Germany in 1958. He studied law with a specialization in labor law. Scholz served as first mayor of Hamburg from 2011 to 2018 and was a member of the German parliament, the Bundestag, for many years. In 2020, he was named by the SPD to be their candidate for chancellor in the 2021 election. He won the election and was sworn in as chancellor on December 8, 2021. Here you can find all DW content about Olaf Scholz.

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