More than ever, the German public's distaste for military intervention abroad is shaping policy.
The people wanted something new and that's what they'll get. Currently being negotiated in Berlin, the next government would take the country into uncharted waters. And that's a good thing, says DW's Jefferson Chase.
Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has begun talks on forging a three-way coalition. During the negotiations, all parties will have to find common ground on a slew of divisive issues, from immigration to climate policy.
Chancellor Merkel faces a historic task in forging a "Jamaica coalition" of the conservatives, Free Democrats and Greens. The parties have a long way to go to bridge their differences, and have no option but to succeed.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her CDU will hold talks with the FDP and the Greens on forming a coalition government. The move was widely expected after the Social Democrats said they wanted to be in opposition.
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