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Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz (2005)

In office
21 November 2007 â€“ 27 October 2009
Preceded by Franz Müntefering
Succeeded by Franz Josef Jung

In office
May 30, 2001 â€“ October 31, 2001
Preceded by Hartmuth Wrocklage
Succeeded by Ronald Schill

Born June 6, 1958 (1958-06-06) (age 51)
Osnabrück, Germany
Nationality  Germany
Political party SPD
Alma mater University of Hamburg
Occupation Lawyer

Olaf Scholz (German pronunciation: [ˈoːlɐf ˈʃɔlts]; born June 14, 1958(1958-06-14) in Osnabrück) is a German politician from the Social Democratic Party of Germany.

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. On 13 November 2007, SPD chairman Kurt Beck announced that Scholz will succeed Franz Müntefering as Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, beginning when the latter left office on 21 November.[1]


  1. ^ Andreas Cremer and Brian Parkin, "Muentefering, Vice-Chancellor Under Merkel, Quits",, November 13, 2007.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Franz Müntefering
General Secretary of the Social Democratic Party of Germany
Succeeded by
Klaus Uwe Benneter


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