Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz
File:Olaf Scholz - Deutscher Radiopreis 2016 01.jpg
Template:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/officeTemplate:Infobox officeholder/office
Personal details
Born (1958-06-14) 14 June 1958 (age 61)
Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, West Germany (now Germany)
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Alma materUniversity of Hamburg
SignatureOlaf Scholz's signature
WebsiteOfficial website

Olaf Scholz (German pronunciation: [ˈoːlaf ˈʃɔlts]; born Template:Birth date) is a German politician serving as Federal Minister of Finance since 14 March 2018 and as Acting Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) since 13 February 2018. He was First Mayor of Hamburg from 7 March 2011 to 13 March 2018.

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.

In 2005 Scholz was elected a member of the sixteenth Bundestag, and succeeded Franz Müntefering as Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, when the latter left office in 2007.[1]

In 2010 Olaf Scholz took part in the annual Bilderberg Meeting in Sitges, Spain.[2]

On 20 February 2011 the Social Democrats led by Scholz won the Hamburg state election, 2011 with 48.3% of the votes, resulting in 62 out of 121 seats in the Hamburg Parliament.[3] Scholz resigned as a member of the seventeenth Bundestag on 11 March 2011 shortly after his election as First Mayor.

References