Olaf Scholz

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Olaf Scholz
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Vice Chancellor of Germany
Assumed office
14 March 2018
Chancellor Angela Merkel
Preceded by Sigmar Gabriel
Federal Minister of Finance
Assumed office
14 March 2018
Chancellor Angela Merkel
Preceded by Peter Altmaier (Acting)
Leader of the Social Democratic Party
Acting
Assumed office
13 February 2018
Preceded by Martin Schulz
First Mayor of Hamburg
In office
7 March 2011 – 13 March 2018
Preceded by Christoph Ahlhaus
Succeeded by Peter Tschentscher (designate)
Leader of the Social Democratic Party in Hamburg
Assumed office
6 November 2009
Preceded by Ingo Egloff
In office
2000–2004
Preceded by Jörg Kuhbier
Succeeded by Mathias Peterson
Secretary General of the Social Democratic Party in the Bundestag
In office
22 October 2009 – 10 March 2011
Leader Peter Struck
Preceded by Thomas Oppermann
Succeeded by Wilhelm Schmidt
Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
In office
21 November 2007 – 27 October 2009
Chancellor Angela Merkel
Preceded by Franz Müntefering
Succeeded by Franz Josef Jung
Secretary General of the Social Democratic Party
In office
20 October 2002 – 21 March 2004
Leader Gerhard Schröder
Preceded by Franz Müntefering
Succeeded by Klaus Uwe Benneter
Minister of the Interior of Hamburg
In office
30 May 2001 – 31 October 2001
Mayor Ortwin Runde
Preceded by Hartmuth Wrocklage
Succeeded by Ronald Schill
Member of the Bundestag
In office
22 September 2002 – 10 March 2011
In office
27 September 1998 – 30 May 2001
Personal details
Born (1958-06-14) 14 June 1958 (age 60)
Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, West Germany (now Germany)
Political party Social Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Hamburg
Signature
Website Official website

Olaf Scholz (German pronunciation: [ˈoːlaf ˈʃɔlts]; born (1958-06-14)14 June 1958) is a German politician serving as Federal Minister of Finance since 14 March 2018 and as Acting Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) since 13 February 2018. He was First Mayor of Hamburg from 7 March 2011 to 13 March 2018.

From May to October 2001 he was Minister of the Interior (Innensenator) of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and from 2002 to 2004 he was general secretary of the SPD.

In 2005 Scholz was elected a member of the sixteenth Bundestag, and succeeded Franz Müntefering as Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, when the latter left office in 2007.[1]

In 2010 Olaf Scholz took part in the annual Bilderberg Meeting in Sitges, Spain.[2]

On 20 February 2011 the Social Democrats led by Scholz won the Hamburg state election, 2011 with 48.3% of the votes, resulting in 62 out of 121 seats in the Hamburg Parliament.[3] Scholz resigned as a member of the seventeenth Bundestag on 11 March 2011 shortly after his election as First Mayor.

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