At the age of 12 he already dreamed of becoming chancellor, as his father Gerhard revealed yesterday. He succeeded in 63. Olaf Scholz the new German Chancellor, ninth head of government in the history of the Federal Republic. He was elected by the Bundestag with 395 votes out of 707 valid, fifteen fewer, net of justified absences, than those available to the new majority of the traffic light made up of Spd, Liberals and Greens. Scholz was the fourth Social Democrat since 1949 to conquer the Chancellery, after Willy Brandt, Helmut Schmidt and Gerhard Schrder.