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    Germany’s Social Democrats have chosen Olaf Scholz as their Chancellor candidate: A key figure in the German government’s grand coalition. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stepping down at this September’s election and there is no shortage of people looking to fill her shoes. Armin Laschet for Merkel’s Conservative CDU Party. Annalena Baerbock for the Greens. With the SPD lagging in the polls, does the SPD have any chance at all?

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