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(L-R) Leader of the free democratic FDP party and designated German Finance Minister Christian Lindner, designated German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and co-leader of the Greens and designated German Minister for Economy and Climate Robert Habeck leave after giving a press conference following a signing ceremony in Berlin on Tuesday, where leading members of Germany's social democratic SPD party, the Greens and the free democratic FDP party sealed their coalition deal to form a new government. Olaf Scholz led his Social Democrats to victory against Angela Merkel's conservative CDU-CSU bloc in an landmark election in September 2021, as the veteran chancellor prepared to leave politics after four consecutive terms in office. Together with the Greens and the liberal Free Democrats, Scholz's SPD managed in a far shorter time than expected to forge a coalition that aspires to make Germany greener and fairer.

(L-R) Leader of the free democratic FDP party and designated German Finance Minister Christian Lindner, designated German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and co-leader of the Greens and designated German Minister for Economy and Climate Robert Habeck leave after giving a press conference following a signing ceremony in Berlin on Tuesday, where leading members of Germany's social democratic SPD party, the Greens and the free democratic FDP party sealed their coalition deal to form a new government. Olaf Scholz led his Social Democrats to victory against Angela Merkel's conservative CDU-CSU bloc in an landmark election in September 2021, as the veteran chancellor prepared to leave politics after four consecutive terms in office. Together with the Greens and the liberal Free Democrats, Scholz's SPD managed in a far shorter time than expected to forge a coalition that aspires to make Germany greener and fairer.