With the election just days away, Germany's traditional political partnerships could be fracturing.
Germany's conservative and Social Democratic leaders are meeting to discuss the possibility of forming a new "grand coalition" government. After initial cold feet from the SPD, what are the chances of success?
Nearly three months after the elections, Merkel is struggling to form a government. Seen by many as an anchor of stability in Europe, Merkel needs to deliver, but her preferred partners at the SPD are biding their time.
Angela Merkel's CDU could be heading into another grand coalition government with the center-left SPD. Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz said that the party would start exploratory talks — but with some options.
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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