Olaf Scholz Is New German Chancellor

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09 December 2021 Current Affairs:Olaf Scholz, a social democrat is selected as the New German Chancellor by German lawmakers.

Highlights:

  • German parliamentarians have officially elected Social Democrat Olaf Scholz as the new chancellor, ending Angela Merkel’s 16-year reign as chancellor.
  •  He will lead a government made up of his Social Democrat Party, the pro-business Free Democrats, and the Greens
  • This is a  never-before-tried coalition of parties at the federal level in Germany.
  • Scholz, age 63, was sworn in as Germany’s next chancellor after previously serving as vice-chancellor and finance minister under Merkel’s administration. 
  • Olaf Scholz has received at least 369 votes, which is the required majority. 
  • He is chosen chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany under Article 63, paragraph 2 of the German Constitution.

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