In German leadership race, ‘Boring Olaf’ bets on craving for stability

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Throughout his campaign to become Germany’s chancellor, Social Democrat Olaf Scholz has told voters his experience and steadfastness make him Angela Merkel’s natural successor. Often labelled “boring”, the 63-year-old finance minister has cast himself as a man of action who can be trusted to get things done. “I’m applying for chancellor, not to be a circus ringmaster,” he told women’s magazine Brigitte. His strategy appears to be paying off. The vice chancellor and former Hamburg mayor is the frontrunner in Sunday’s national election, with opinion polls https://www.reuters.c…

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