SPD to meet with CDU for coalition talks, but final deal to be voted on by party members

In a significant turnaround from its previous position, Germany’s SPD party will meet with incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU-CSU party for negotiations about continuing the current Grand Coalition. After receiving their lowest share of the vote since WWII, disappointing many who though leader Martin Schulz would finally lead it back into government, the SPD announced […]

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Possibility of elections in Germany after coalition talks fail

German voters may be heading to the polls for the second time in less than 6 months, after coalition talks between three parties failed late Sunday night. After meeting with President Steinmeier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer fresh elections over participation in a minority government, saying she “had nothing to fear.” Steinmeier, […]

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Merkel’s CDU and CSU reach internal migrant deal as coalition talks are set to begin

Newly re-elected German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU has reached an agreement with its Bavarian CSU counterpart as three-way coalitions between the CDU-CSU, Greens, and FDP are set to begin next week. Merkel, who has been Chancellor since 2005, won the plurality of votes in September’s federal elections, but bled support to the far-right AfD. Both […]

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