Scholz takes pole position as German election campaign enters final stretch
Tuesday 14 September 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.37.2
Commentary: Finance minister favourite to take Merkel’s difficult legacy
By David Marsh in London
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, in a startling turnaround of fortunes, is now favourite to follow Angela Merkel as German chancellor after the 26 September election. What kind of leader could he be? Is this a new Helmut Schmidt, Germany’s internationally renowned Social Democrat...