In Germany, the center-left Social Democratic Party has narrowly claimed victory in an election that puts an end to the 16-year era of Angela Merkel’s leadership. Merkel’s party, the Christian Democrats, won the second most votes, with the Green Party coming in third. Social Democrats will now have to form a ruling coalition, which could take weeks, or possibly months. The SDP’s candidate for chancellor, Olaf Scholz, who positioned himself as a leader in the vein of Angela Merkel during his campaign, vowed to tackle the climate crisis and modernize industry.
Social Democrats to Form Coalition Gov’t in Germany After Edging Out Merkel’s Long-Standing Bloc
HeadlineSep 27, 2021