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Olaf Scholz to take charge as Germany’s chancellor as Angela Merkel era ends

Germany’s parliament will elect Olaf Scholz on Wednesday as the country’s next chancellor, bringing the curtain down on Angela Merkel’s 16-year reign, ushering in a new political era with the centre-left in charge.Scholz led his Social Democrats to victory against Merkel’s conservative CDU-CSU bloc in an landmark election in September, as the veteran chancellor prepared to leave politics after four consecutive terms in office.Together with the Greens and the liberal Free Democrats, Scholz’s SPD…

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