In the Interview: Green Party Leading Candidate Jürgen Trittin
Bundesparteitag Bündnis 90/Die Grünen in Berlin Jürgen Trittin
The Green Party's leading candidate, Jürgen Trittin, talks to DW about choosing a coalition partner, taxing the rich, and eating your vegetables.
As Germany enters its third month without a new government, the Social Democrats are feeling the pressure from all sides. The SPD has given its clearest sign yet that it may spare the country fresh elections.
Germany's Social Democrats have voted to start talks that could lead to a new government coalition. Over 80 percent of delegates also voted to keep Martin Schulz as SPD chairman. DW's Kate Brady was on-site in Berlin.
The breakdown of the "Jamaica" coalition talks meant the Greens' dream of being part of government has been derailed. During a party congress in Berlin they aired their frustration — and focused on their strengths.
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