The Social Democrats will discuss the possibility of forming a government coalition again. They will also do some soul searching on why they did so badly in September’s election.
Germany's Social Democrats face a dilemma. Should they form another grand coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives? Many in the party are skeptical. A conference in Berlin is supposed to provide answers.
The SPD leader has denied that his party has been "sulking" since its historically bad election result. The SPD, CDU and CSU are to meet on Wednesday for preliminary talks over a renewal of their "grand coalition."
Party leader Martin Schulz opened the event with an apology for the party's worst-ever election results. The SPD plans to hold a vote on entering preliminary talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU later in the day.
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.
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