Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats and Social Democrats agree to talks on possible new government



Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to talks on a possible new government.
 
Both parties have said they are optimistic about the exploratory talks due to begin on 7 January, which would pave the way for full-blown negotiations about a coalition.
 
 
The German Chancellor's Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union, will also be participating in the discussions.


All three parties - the CDU, SDP and CSU - formed part of the "grand coalition" that has ruled Germany since 2013.


But Europe's largest economy has been without a stable government and in a state of political limbo since September, when an election produced no overall majority - with all three parties losing seats.
 
 
This has been the longest period that Germany has failed to form a new government after an election since 1949.




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