Germany coalition deal reached after months of wrangling

Germany is set to emerge from months of political deadlock after Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU) finally agreed a coalition deal with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD).

Negotiators have agreed on the division of key ministries – one of the last hurdles towards forming a government.

It could end more than four months of wrangling since inconclusive elections in September.

But the deal will still need to be approved by SPD members.

Many in the party fear that re-entering a coalition with CDU/CSU could damage it in the long term.

In a joint news conference on Wednesday, Chancellor Merkel said the agreement gave the basis for a “good and stable government”.

SPD leader Martin Schulz thanked the conservatives for making what he said were tough compromises.

In a tweet, he said the deal “achieved a lot for people” and he would be recommending that his party members accept it.


they got their coalition but merkel took a beating..shes survived but her nose is bloodied..


~ by seeker401 on February 9, 2018.

One Response to “Germany coalition deal reached after months of wrangling”

  1. Merkel is left masquerading as right.. so its a marriage made in heaven

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