Berlin SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz is relying on his experience as Hamburg’s head of government and federal finance minister for the federal election next autumn. When asked about the weak competence values of the SPD in economic questions, he told the Berlin “Tagesspiegel”: “Well, the most economically competent chancellor you can get is Olaf Scholz.”
Many citizens will only realize in the course of next year that for the first time since 1949 the incumbent chancellor will not take office. “The SPD then has to offer the most experienced politician who applies for this office.” After the election in September, the Union will have the opportunity “to renew itself in the opposition.
The Social Democrats are currently in the polls at 15 to 16 percent, the Union at 34 to 37 and the Greens at 17 to 21.
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