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Merkel rules out new elections for Germany; coalition deadlock continues

27 November 2017

At the same time, 56 percent of the Germans think that Martin Schulz, the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), should not run for chancellor in case of a repeat election, and only 23 percent support his potential candidature, a YouGov poll, cited by Die Zeit newspaper, showed.

The parties' leaders will meet at Steinmeier's official residence in Berlin to discuss "the situation after the breakdown of the coalition talks".

Germany was facing the prospect of new elections after coalition talks between Ms Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and smaller parties collapsed last week.

Hubertus Heil, the party's general secretary, said: "The SDP is deeply convinced there should be discussions".

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If Merkel can't put together a coalition, the only options would be a minority government or a new election, months after the September 24 vote.

The centre-left SPD subsequently reversed an earlier decision not to enter into talks with Merkel over forming a similar coalition to that which has ruled for the last four years.

Mrs Merkel's change of mind comes as a recent poll revealed almost two-thirds of Germans would back another general election.

Merkel is against going down that route because of its inherent instability, but pundits have said the conservatives and Greens could form a minority government with informal SPD support.

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Even before any talks get under way, the two blocs have started to outline their policy priorities.

She said: "Europe needs a strong Germany, it is desirable to get a government in place quickly".

Merkel's conservatives have pushed to curb migrant flows and are keen to ensure that Germany sticks to a balanced budget. Leading SPD figures have outlined conditions including investment in education and homes, changes in health insurance and no cap on asylum seekers. "There will not be a grand coalition at any price", he said.

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Merkel rules out new elections for Germany; coalition deadlock continues