Five reasons for the Chancellor's communication problems



Chancellor Olaf Scholz

Politically, he is not doing all that much wrong, critics of Olaf Scholz emphasize, but trust in him and his government is falling rapidly.

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Berlin Olaf Scholz are far more interviews than Angela Merkel, conducts citizen dialogues, travels the country, gives press conferences almost every day. He tries this multiple, to deal with the crisis triggered by Russia's war. But why is trust in him and his government collapsing so quickly?

"Politically, he doesn't do that much wrong," even critics of Olaf Scholz emphasize. Because the situation is new for everyone. It's a lot about communication problems of the SPD-Kanzler has been spoken and written. Why doesn't he get through with many things? A search for clues - based on discussions with the Chancellery, communication professionals and influential social democrats.

1. No Merkel system

"The technique of power in the Angela Merkel system was pretty ingenious," says former deputy government spokesman Christoph Steegmans. Mainly thanks to the trio of office manager Beate Baumann, who eliminated all pitfalls from interviews, Merkel's media advisor Eva Christiansen and government spokesman Steffen Seibert.

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