Germany’s new “traffic light” coalition – which we discussed earlier – is not even a day old and yet it appears its new leader, current Merkel finance minister Olaf Scholz, has already made a decisive break with the previous boss over what Scholz has described as one of Germany’s most important domestic policy issues: the handling of the coronavirus pandemic

“As we reported earlier on Wednesday, Scholz has managed to bridge the ideological divide between the Greens and the conservative FDP to create Germany’s most inclusive government in recent memory. With an unprecedented three-party coalition, Scholz has managed to bring about the end of nearly two decades of center-right rule by shifting Germany’s political framework all the way to the…center-left.”