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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