For the first time in 16 years, Germany will welcome the central left government and the new prime minister, Olaf Scholz, the Social Democratic Party. Its job is to fill the shoes of Angela Merkel, the woman who made Europe and Germany an integral part. world.
Since the September 26 elections, the three parties have been fighting under strict secrecy to launch a new government. After many expectations, they are expected to announce the next four-year governance agreement at 3:00 pm Berlin time.
The form of the new administration has been negotiated to the last minute, but Mr. Schortz will swear early next month. He will soon face an imminent roster of crisis, including a rapidly swirling pandemic and a border dispute between Belarus and Ukraine.
It’s the end of the German and European era. For more than a decade, Chancellor Merkel was not only the Chancellor of Germany, but also the de facto leader of Europe. She piloted nations and continents through a series of crises, in the process helping Germany become the first major European nation in modern history.
Mr. Schortz’s centre-left, who won the September election slightly, ruled three of Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats. Mr. Schortz himself has been her finance minister for the past four years.
He will now lead a rare tripartite coalition With Progressive Green and the Liberal Democratic Party of Small and Professional Business.
Gem Ozdemir, a prominent member of the Greens and one of the 300 negotiators of the New Deal Coalition Treaty, said:
Clearly tensions have been built into the new government, and it is hoped that important but opposed ministries will be given to coalition partners located on the other side of the political spectrum.
On issues ranging from Europe to trade and foreign policy, most analysts expect the new government to maintain a broad course set by its predecessor. But some urgent crises, and Mr. Schortz’s two more hawkish coalition partners, may force the new prime minister to rethink past policies.
It could turn out that Mr. Schortz’s Germany is somewhat pleased to close its position with the United States by throwing its weight behind the European integration and putting pressure on China and Russia.
But the buzzword was continuity.
Holger Schmeding, Chief Economist at Berenberg Bank, said: “Everyone who wanted this to be the beginning of something completely different would be disappointed.”