|Olaf Scholz in 2009|
|Mayor of Hamburg|
7 March 2011
|Preceded by||Christoph Ahlhaus|
|Minister of Labour and Social Affairs|
21 November 2007 – 27 October 2009
|Preceded by||Franz Müntefering|
|Succeeded by||Franz Josef Jung|
|Senator of the Interior of Hamburg|
30 May 2001 – 31 October 2001
|Preceded by||Hartmuth Wrocklage|
|Succeeded by||Ronald Schill|
|Vice Chairman of SPD
with Hannelore Kraft, Klaus Wowereit and Manuela Schwesig
13 November 2009
|Preceded by||Frank-Walter Steinmeier
6 June 1958 |
|Alma mater||University of Hamburg|
From May to October 2001 he was Minister of the Interior (Innensenator) of Hamburg and from 2002 to 2004 he was general secretary of the SPD. Scholz succeeded Franz Müntefering as Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs when the latter left office in November 2007.
On 20 February 2011 the Social Democrats led by Scholz won the 2011 Hamburg state election with 48.3% of the votes, resulting in 62 out of 121 seats in the Hamburg Parliament. Scholz resigned as a member of the seventeenth Bundestag on 11 March 2011 shortly after his election as First Mayor. He had represented Hamburg Altona in the Bundestag since the 1998 election.
- Andreas Cremer and Brian Parkin, "Muentefering, Vice-Chancellor Under Merkel, Quits", Bloomberg.com, November 13, 2007.
- "Merkel defends record as Germany's tense governing coalition hits 2-year mark", Associated Press, 21 November 2007.
- Official Bilderberg Meeting Website
- AICGS Coverage of the 2011 Land Elections
|Party political offices|
|General Secretary of the Social Democratic Party of Germany
Klaus Uwe Benneter
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