How Olaf Scholz won Germany’s election
Merkel’s natural heir. Social democrat candidate Olaf Scholz claimed a narrow victory in the 2021 elections and must pin his hopes on a three-way alliance to succeed as Chancellor. But how exactly did the previous finance minister procure such a tight victory? Guy Chazan reveals how, surprisingly, Scholz turned to some of the transferable qualities of Angela Merkel to become her natural successor.
From Financial Times