With the election just days away, Germany's traditional political partnerships could be fracturing.
The Greens and the Free Democrats have traditionally been bitter rivals in Germany. But will these two smaller parties put aside their differences for a chance at a coalition with the conservatives and a share in power?
Whether Angela Merkel and the CDU, or Martin Schulz and the SPD no party is likely to emerge with an absolute majority. Here's an overview of who might go with whom for the next government.
In his last major TV appearance before the German election, Social Democrats leader Martin Schulz has warned that Merkel's conservatives could erode social support systems. The center-left SPD is trailing in polls.
One week before the German election, the latest voter poll has put the far-right AfD barely ahead of the other "small parties." But Germany's Green party and the liberal FDP haven't given up in the race for third place.
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