Merkel distances herself from Scholz

“With me as Chancellor, there would never be a coalition in which the left is involved. And whether this is shared by Olaf Scholz or not remains open, “said Merkel on Tuesday in Berlin in response to a reporter’s question at a joint press conference with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

“In that context, it is simply the case that there is a huge difference for the future of Germany between him and me,” she said. Scholz is Vice Chancellor and Minister of Finance in Merkel’s government. The general election is on September 26th. Scholz ‘SPD has caught up with its survey backlog and is currently ahead in many surveys.