Olaf Scholz

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Olaf Scholz
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Vice Chancellor of Germany
Assumed office
14 March 2018
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded bySigmar Gabriel
Federal Minister of Finance
Assumed office
14 March 2018
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byPeter Altmaier (Acting)
Leader of the Social Democratic Party
Acting
Assumed office
13 February 2018
Preceded byMartin Schulz
First Mayor of Hamburg
In office
7 March 2011 – 13 March 2018
Preceded byChristoph Ahlhaus
Succeeded byPeter Tschentscher (designate)
Leader of the Social Democratic Party in Hamburg
Assumed office
6 November 2009
Preceded byIngo Egloff
In office
2000–2004
Preceded byJörg Kuhbier
Succeeded byMathias Peterson
Secretary General of the Social Democratic Party in the Bundestag
In office
22 October 2009 – 10 March 2011
LeaderPeter Struck
Preceded byThomas Oppermann
Succeeded byWilhelm Schmidt
Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
In office
21 November 2007 – 27 October 2009
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byFranz Müntefering
Succeeded byFranz Josef Jung
Secretary General of the Social Democratic Party
In office
20 October 2002 – 21 March 2004
LeaderGerhard Schröder
Preceded byFranz Müntefering
Succeeded byKlaus Uwe Benneter
Minister of the Interior of Hamburg
In office
30 May 2001 – 31 October 2001
MayorOrtwin Runde
Preceded byHartmuth Wrocklage
Succeeded byRonald 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 61)
Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, West Germany (now Germany)
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Alma materUniversity of Hamburg
Signature
WebsiteOfficial 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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