How tall is Olaf Scholz?
Olaf Scholz's Height is 5ft 7in (170 cm)
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Celebirty name: SCHOLZ, Olaf (Original: Olaf Scholz)
Birth: 1958-06-14 (Germany) (age 65)
Occupation: statesman, politican
Olaf Scholz (born 14 June 1958) is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2021. A member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), he previously served as the vice chancellor to Angela Merkel and as the finance minister from 2018 to 2021. He was also the First Mayor of Hamburg from 2011 to 2018 and deputy leader of the SPD from 2009 to 2019. As of 2021, Scholz's federal government is a traffic light coalition composed of his SPD, the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP). Scholz is a lawyer specialising in labour and employment law. He became a member of the SPD in the 1970s and was a member of the Bundestag from 1998 to 2011. He served in the Hamburg Government under First Mayor Ortwin Runde in 2001, before his election as General Secretary of the SPD in 2002, serving alongside the SPD leader and Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. He became his party's Chief Whip in the Bundestag, later entering the First Merkel Government in 2007 as Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. After the SPD left the Government following the 2009 election, he returned to lead the SPD in Hamburg, and was elected Deputy Leader of the SPD. He led his party to victory in the 2011 Hamburg state election, and became First Mayor, holding that position until 2018. After the SPD entered the Fourth Merkel Government in 2018, Scholz was appointed as both Minister of Finance and Vice Chancellor of Germany. In 2020, he was nominated as the SPD's candidate for Chancellor of Germany for the 2021 federal election. The party won the plurality of seats in the Bundestag and formed a coalition with the Greens and the FDP. On 8 December 2021, Scholz was elected and sworn-in as Chancellor by the Bundestag. Olaf Scholz is married to fellow SPD politician Britta Ernst. The couple lived in Hamburg's Altona district before moving to Potsdam in 2018. Scholz was raised in the mainstream Protestant Evangelical Church in Germany, but he later left it. At his inauguration as Chancellor in 2021, Scholz took the oath of office without a reference to God and was reportedly Germany's first Chancellor to not belong to a church; however, Weimar Republic-era German Chancellors Friedrich Ebert, Hermann Müller and Gustav Bauer were also documented as not belonging to any church as well.
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