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Olaf Scholz

Federal Minister of Finance
Date of appointment: 
March, 2018

Graduated from secondary school in the Rahlstedt neighbourhood of Hamburg

1978 - 1985
Studied law

Qualified as a lawyer

1998 - 2001
Member of the German Bundestag

May 2001 - October 2001
Interior Minister of the city-state of Hamburg

2005 – 2007
First Parliamentary Secretary of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) parliamentary group in the Bundestag

2007 - 2009
Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

2009 - 2011
Deputy chair of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag

2011 -2018
Mayor of Hamburg

February 2018 - Present
Acting chair of the SPD

March 2018 - Present
Federal Minister of Finance

Alternate Governor: Jörg Kukies

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