Olaf Scholz and his ministers will be sworn in on Wednesday and thus close the era of Angela Merkel
The parties that make up the new government coalition in Germany – Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and Liberals (FDP) have signed this Tuesday the document with the objectives for his next four years at the helm of the executive that this Wednesday will be led by Olaf Scholz, once the Bundestag elects him as chancellor. “This must be a morning in which we are leaving for a new government,” said the Social Democrat Scholz on the occasion of the signing of the coalition agreement, then underlining that three parties committed to progress have joined.
The successor of conservative Angela Merkel stressed, however, that the first mission of the new executive is “to face a difficult task: combat the coronavirus crisis”, which in this country has recorded infection rates of more than 50,000 cases for weeks newspapers. “Now is the time to act,” said Christian Lindner, president of the FDP and virtual Finance Minister, who acknowledged that “we should not be fooled by an illusion, as we face great challenges.”
“As of today we are a government for the people in Germany”, highlighted in turn Robert Habeck, co-president of Los Verdes and new Minister of Economy and Climate Protection, while his partner in the leadership of environmentalists and designated Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock stressed that the tripartite coalition agreement “is at the height of reality, at the height of social reality.” Habeck commented that the new executive aims to lead the country on the path of climate neutrality and ensure that it harmonizes with the well-being of its citizens. Titled “Daring More Progress,” the 177-page document that seals the alliance of the three formations promises enormous and decisive efforts in the fight against climate change, such as achieving climate neutrality for the powerful German industry, but also improvements economic and social benefits for low-income citizens, families, and renters.
In the short ceremony held at the “Futurium” congress center in Berlin, an institution that regularly exhibits exhibitions related to the design of the future of the planet, senior representatives of the three parties participated, including the four leaders of the three formations. The coalition agreement was drawn up on schedule after eight weeks of arduous and hermetic negotiations in which more than 300 social democratic, green and liberal experts participated, without a single word of its content leaking to the media in all that time. communication.
Olaf Scholz will be officially elected as chancellor in a plenary session of the Bundestag that will take place this Wednesday. Then, accompanied by his entire cabinet, they will swear their positions before the country’s president, Frank Walter Steinmeier, at the Bellevue Palace, seat of the head of state.
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