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  • Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel

    Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel

    Germany’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) have voted for coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, their former coalition partners. Earlier this month, the two groupings agreed a blueprint for formal talks. Merkel’s centre-right CDU and its Bavarian CSU ally have been unable to form a government since September’s inconclusive election, BBC reported on Sunday. The …

    January 22, 2018
  • Germany’s hope

    Germany’s hope

    It is a patchwork quilt that was woven in Berlin last Friday after five days of hectic talks ~ including a 24-hour “all-nighter” ~ on the formation of a coalition government in Germany. Governance has been in limbo for the past four months and the coalition agreement is a critical step towards giving the country …

    January 16, 2018
  • Merkel wins fourth term, AfD makes gains

    Merkel wins fourth term, AfD makes gains

    The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) led by German sitting Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended its dominant role in the Germany’s federal elections with 32.5 per cent of the vote, according to the preliminary exit poll. The figure fell short of expectations and was nine percentage points lower than in the 2013 parliamentary election, Xinhua …

    September 25, 2017