The Social Democrat Olaf Scholz is Chancellor of Germany. With the parliamentary majority of the parties that will form their assured government coalition, the only unknown that remained to be cleared today from the investiture session was the results of the vote, which the former chancellor Angela Merkel followed from the guest gallery.
It has been for 395 votes in favor of the 707 issued, 21 seats less than those who add the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Greens and the Liberals of the FDP, the government partners. Against the Christianodemocratic Union (CDU) voted, the alternative populist for Germany (AFD) and Die Linke (left).
The Tripartite Legislature who will lead Scholz starts dominated by the fight against pandemic, whose incidence continues to increase in the country. One of the measures that the parliamentary majority of SPD, green and liberal will adopt in that sense will be a law that will make mandatory vaccination.
The challenges to which he will face the Chancellor Schloz are in line with the expectations that this traffic light coalition has created in citizenship with their promises of growth are uploading taxes, pensions and work worthy for all, better educational and health systems, digitization and respect for the environment. In foreign policy, the most imminent challenge of the new government is the crisis generated in Ukraine for the movement of troops to its borders of Russia. US President Joe Biden, said yesterday to the still Chancellor Merkel of conversation with President Vladimir Putin. Schloz participated in it.
"We are going to proceed with the greatest reforms that this country has experienced in the last hundred years," said Scholz after the signature yesterday of Coalition Agreement with Greens and Liberals, a document of 177 pages that runs the master lines of this coalition. The fight against pandemic will be the priority and for this, the parliamentary groups of Loa Coalition have already launched a law proposal that will make vaccination compulsory. The project aspires to become law in March.
Scholz will have a younger team than the last of the outgoing and lobby chanceller in terms of gender, not in relation to the provenance of ministers, who for the first time does not attend territorial criteria. For the first time, the ministries of weight as interior, defense, cooperation and foreign affairs will be in the hands of women. The owner of this last department will be the Ecologist Annalena Baerbock. No great changes are expected on the outdoor line, but if more critical positions regarding China or Russia.
The new government will officially assume its functions once the corresponding accreditation of the Head of State, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The ceremony will be held at the presidential headquarters, and it will be there when Merkel congratulates her successor. The transfer of portfolios will be held this afternoon.Date Of Update: 08 December 2021, 05:15