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German SPD chief sees new government before Christmas

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WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Germany will most certainly have a new government before Christmas, the Social Democrats’ candidate for chancellor, Olaf Scholz, stated on Wednesday.

The environment within the exploratory talks to this point has been very constructive, Scholz, who can be German finance minister within the outgoing coalition, advised reporters in Washington. He stated he was assured that the venture may succeed “and that we will have a new government before Christmas”.

Scholz, who’s in Washington for the IMF assembly, hopes to kind a new coalition government with the Greens and the liberal Free Democrats.

Reporting by Christian Kraemer, writing by Kirsti Knolle

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