Explainer-What has to happen before Germany’s new chancellor takes power?

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Three parties in Germany have struck a deal to form a new coalition government that will see Social Democrat Olaf Scholz replace conservative Angela Merkel as chancellor. However, it will still take some time for a handover of power. Below is an overview of what happens next: WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN AGREED AND BY WHOM? The Social Democrats (SPD), ecologist Greens and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) unveiled a vision of how to push through a green transition in Europe’s biggest economy, speed up digitalisation and bring in some liberal social policies. The leadership teams pr…

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