The morning after Germany's social democrat's (SPD) narrow election victory, their chancellor candidate, Olaf Scholz, addressed a room full of supporters and journalists.
"The voters have spoken," said Scholz began, holding a big bouquet of flowers and wearing a big, broad smile.
His center-left party managed to pull in 25.7 percent of the votes in Sunday's federal election, seen by some observers as a generational shift in Germany. Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's long-standing and center-right Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) achieved their worst election results ever with 24.1 percent of the vote.
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