German parties aim to install Scholz-led govt early December

The three parties working to form Germany’s next coalition government say they are aiming for Finance Minister Olaf Scholz from the Social Democrats to be installed as chancellor in the week of December 6.

“The timeline is ambitious,” says Volker Wissing, general secretary of the liberal Free Democrats, at the start of formal coalition talks with the center-left SPD and the Greens.

“Germany needs to have a stable government as soon as possible,” he adds.

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