German chancellor candidate to be grilled in fraud probe

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz waves to supporters during a recent rally in Munich. – AFP pic, September 20, 2021.

GERMAN lawmakers will quiz Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, the frontrunner in the race to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor, today over an investigation into an anti-money laundering agency overseen by his ministry.

Scholz’s appearance before the German parliament’s finance committee comes less than a week before Germans go to the polls in national elections on September 26.

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