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German election front-runner Scholz questioned over ministry raids

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With just six days to go before Germany’s national elections, the front-runner to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel, Olaf Scholz, has been called in front of a parliamentary committee to answer questions about raids on the Finance Ministry. Scholz, the finance minister in the outgoing coalition government, had previously criticized the searches. He said the investigators could have accessed the information without resorting to such actions. The raids – and his criticism – caused some controversy in the highly charged run-up to the elections. The appearance before the committee meant that Scholz…

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