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Olaf Scholz Confirmed as Next German Chancellor

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  • Olaf Scholz
    Olaf Scholz
    German politician and 9th Federal Chancellor of Germany
  • Angela Merkel
    Angela Merkel
    German chemist and politician; Chancellor of Germany 2005–2021

Olaf Scholz was voted in as chancellor by the German parliament on December 8, succeeding Angela Merkel after her 16 years in the role.

This footage shows the president of the Bundestag, Barbel Bas, announcing the number of votes received by Scholz and asking him if he accepts the nomination.

Scholz, of the Social Democratic Party, is seen briefly removing his facemask and confirming his acceptance, before he is congratulated by his colleagues. Credit: Deutscher Bundestag via Storyful

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