The leader of the Social Democratic Party, Olaf Scholz, is on track to become the next chancellor of Germany at the head of a "coalition of progress", after the leaders of the Greens and the liberal Freedom Party (FDP) agreed Friday to formally begin government coalition talks.

“This is a very good result,” Scholz said at a press conference in Berlin alongside his counterparts from the other parties, co-chairs of The Greens, Annalena Barboeck and Robert Habeck, and the leader of the Liberals, Christian Lindner. EFE