Apr 11, 2022
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Scholz's political career began in Hamburg. There he grew up and studied law. At 17 he joined the SPD, became national vice president of the Socialist Whatsapp Mobile Number List Youth and, like many in the SPD youth organization, he fought to "overcome the capitalist economy." Before holding official positions, he worked for a long time as a labor lawyer; politically speaking, "as a lawyer for workers." He entered the national political scene in 2002 as Whatsapp Mobile Number List general secretary of the SPD and, therefore, had significant participation in the Gerhard Schröder government's Agenda 2010, which meant for the Germans harsh cuts in the Whatsapp Mobile Number List from 2005. As General Secretary, had to defend that agenda, which earned him the nickname "Scholzómata" at the time, because he did it by repeating the same words over and over again and without a trace of emotion. As a consequence of the arduous internal debates on the Hartz IV (social assistance policies), he had to leave office after only 18 months. He was politically exhausted. He later continued to defend the social reforms of the time, but also emphasized that a Whatsapp Mobile Number List minimum wage should have been introduced, which Germany did not have. In 2011, Scholz returned to Hamburg, where he was elected mayor and governed from 2011 to 2018. In the 2011 elections, he achieved something almost utopian for the SPD at the time: an absolute majority.