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World Corona Wave: Scholz and his traffic light do not even stay 100 hours

17:40  28 november  2021
17:40  28 november  2021 Source:   sueddeutsche.de

nights of the traffic light

 nights of the traffic light This week, the coalition agreement will be presented. Still silent everyone while the personnel carousel turns. For Olaf Scholz it should be a nice Nikolauswoche © Kay Nietfeld on the way towards traffic light coalition: The Green Chefs Robert Habeck and Annalena Baerbock, SPD Chancellor Candidate Olaf Scholz and FDP Chairman Christian Lindner You sit all in the writing chamber . Text work. A hard job. Above all, these texts should hold four years of government in which a lot can happen.

The new coalition has no day time to get involved. The sparing fourth corona wave and the threatening infectious omikron variant of the virus force to act. Now.

Germany announced its new coalition government, heralding the end of Angela Merkel's 16 years as chancellor

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27.11.2021, Hessen, Frankfurt/Main: SPD-Kanzlerkandidat Olaf Scholz spricht am Rande des Bundeskongresses der Jusos mit Medienvertretern. Foto: Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa/Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++ © Frank Rumpenhorst / DPA 27.11.2021, Hesse, Frankfurt / Main: SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz talks on the edge of the Federal Congress of the Jusos with media representatives. Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst / DPA / Frank Rumpenhorst / DPA +++ DPA image radio +++ Scholz and its traffic light do not even stay 100 hours

If there is a question that the traffic light coalition does not stand, it is the After the degree period. It used to be, even though that probably never tuned, of 100 days speech, during which a new government can sort. Then first there should be first censors. Olaf Scholz and his team do not even stay 100 hours. The first preliminary decisions on whether the traffic light alliance is proven or not, before the first office is spoken. Even before he is elected by the Bundestag, the new Chancellor must prove that he is able to avert damage from the country. The sparing fourth corona wave and the threatening infectious omikron variant of the virus force to act. Now.

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Olaf Scholz, the candidate, has won the general election not least because of his ability to make himself out of the rest. Many voters have fallen. They are not expected by Scholz, the prospective chancellor, that he now breaks out in Actionist hustle and bustle. Probably, however, they may require that Scholz adapt the pace to the choirs of the spreading speed of the virus to be taken. While Scholz still miles on the whole of the new Cabinet, people want to know swiftly who becomes a new Minister of Health. All the more than this post is currently more important than that of the Minister of Finance or the Vice Chancellor.

The announced new crisis staff must quickly record his work

Whatever the first traffic light coalition at federal level may have made for climate protection, social justice or social modernization - nothing can succeed if the new government fails in its most urgent task : Dampen the health disaster. The coalitionaries is aware of why they have preceded the presentation of their coalition agreement the presentation of a seven-point program against the pandemic. The implementation but must begin immediately. The announced new crisis staff must record his work, even before Scholz refers his office in the Chancellery.

Chancellor calls for sharper Corona measures

 Chancellor calls for sharper Corona measures Angela Merkel does not want to wait until her alleged successor is in office: now must be traded in order to lose control in the pandemic. © John MacDougall / Picture-Alliance / AP In view of the further Waschlitzung the Corona position penetrates the managing Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) to additional measures. "Here every day counts," Merkel said at a press conference after a meeting with the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Berlin.

However, a crisis staff can not decrease the decisions that now Nottun. The science academy Leopoldina plausible for immediate, drastic contact restrictions and for a general vaccination obligation. The traffic light, especially their yellow part, has long believed to know it better - now she has to change quickly. In particular, the FDP was that in the election campaign against the Corona policy of the Grand Coalition and excluded a yes to new starting barriers. For fear of being accused of falling over, the liberals must not be refused to be necessary. That's the situation too serious. Incidentally, all traffic lights are responsible for the expiration of the epidemic situation of national scope.

Non-academic discussions about the possibly wrong signal effect of this decision, however, continue to lead, but only a joint action of the managing and the upcoming government against the acute, human life-cost emergency. Angela Merkel and Olaf Scholz must organize a transition as it has never existed in this country. For Merkel it's about your heritage, for Scholz for his future.

A new era: Scholz set to replace Merkel as Germany's leader .
BERLIN (AP) — Olaf Scholz is set to take office Wednesday as Germany’s ninth post-World War II chancellor, succeeding Angela Merkel after her heralded 16-year tenure. Scholz's government will be taking power with high hopes of modernizing the European Union's most populous nation and combating climate change, but faces the immediate challenge of handling Germany’s toughest phase yet of the coronavirus pandemic. The 63-year-old Scholz, Germany’s vice chancellor and finance minister since 2018, brings a wealth of experience and discipline to an untried coalition of his center-left Social Democrats, the environmentalist Greens and the pro-business Free Democrat

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