WASHINGTON, October 13 (Hfrance.fr) - Germany will most likely have a new government before Christmas, a Social Democratic candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday. The atmosphere in the exploratory talks so far has been very constructive, said Scholz, who is alsoGerman Finance Minister in the outgoing coalition, to reporters in Washington. He said he was confident that the project could be successful and that we will have a new government before Christmas . Scholz, who is in Washington for the IMF meeting, hopes to form a new coalition government with the Greens and the Free Liberal Democrats. Report by Christian Kraemer, written by Kirsti Knolle Our standards: Thomson Hfrance.fr trust principles.