The Germans on their way to the left


The Germans want another safe and solid leader after 16 years with Angela Merkel, and this summer they have flocked to Olaf Scholz, but he is a social democrat, writes Einar Hagvaag.

RED: Deputy Chancellor and Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz from the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) has experienced a sharp rise this summer and may be elected to succeed conservative Angela Merkel as Chancellor. This winter it seemed completely impossible. Photo: JENS SCHLUETER / AFP / NTB
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