Germany's SPD presents 'ambitious' manifesto ahead of September poll

Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have released the manifesto they hope will bring them success in general elections later this year. The SPD, which is currently the junior partner in a coalition with the conervative Christian Democrats (SPD), had put forth an “ambitious programme,” said Olaf Scholz, who will enter the elections as the party’s candidate for chancellor. “We got on the pitch very early. We have the candidate for chancellor, we have the programme and that is why we are also raising the bar,” Scholz said. Some of the promises contained in the manifesto are introducing a…

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