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Olaf Scholz set to succeed Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel


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Germany plans cultural revolution on immigration, youth and gender

Voting at 16, a dramatic liberalisation of citizenship law and self-identification for transgender people are among the sweeping cultural reforms Germany’s new coalition parties promise in a programme L8N2SF1MQ they unveiled on Wednesday. Despite deep ideological differences, chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats, the Greens and the libertarian Free Democrats agreed Germany needed to make plans for a younger, more diverse and more mobile future. Under outgoing Chancellor Merkel, Germany’s booming economy and political stability made it a major immigration destination, not least when she opened the doors in 2015 to more than a million refugees.



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