Schultz attends bilateral meetings with Merkel and four of the G20

This content was published on Oct 30, 2021 – 4:16 PM

Rome, October 30 (EFE). – The Social Democratic candidate of the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, attended today with Chancellor Angela Merkel, bilateral meetings or in other forms at the leaders’ level during the G20 Summit in Rome, in the manner of transition before the next change in power in Germany.

Schulz, whose Social Democratic Party (SPD) had the most votes in the last German general elections, was present both at Merkel’s meeting with US President Joe Biden, and at the meeting between the leaders of Germany, France, the UK and the USA. About Iran.

The German side raised the appointment in the Italian capital as a kind of display on an international scale for Schultz, the finance minister and vice-chancellor of the outgoing Grand Alliance.

Schulz’s attendance at G20 appointments is part of the norm as finance minister. It was also the case that he co-hosted with Merkel the last summit of the group under the German presidency, in 2017 and in Hamburg, as head of the regional government of “Earth”.

Its presence has now extended to Merkel’s meetings with other international leaders, while negotiations are underway in Germany to form the next government coalition led by Schulz, with allies of the Greens and the Liberal Party.

The SPD gained 25.7% of support in the September 26 elections. Merkel’s conservative bloc, led by Armin Laschet, came in at 24.1%, its worst result ever in a national election.

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The schedule of negotiations on the future government envisages that Schulz will be subject to his election as chancellor before the Bundestag around 6 December.

Merkel, in power since 2005, will remain acting chancellor until her successor takes office. EFE

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