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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:58 PM

Germany: SPD agrees to talks to end coalition impasse

Source: BBC

Germany: SPD agrees to talks to end coalition impasse

7 December 2017

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to talks with their former coalition partners, Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU).

Mrs Merkel has been unable to form a coalition since a September election.

Attempts to form a government fell apart last month after weeks of talks.

SPD leader Martin Schulz previously ruled out going back into coalition with the CDU, but on Thursday the party agreed to "open-ended" talks.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42272378

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