Following Germany's federal election, the most likely route for Chancellor Angela Merkel to form a stable government is the "Jamaica coalition", consisting of the Christian Democrats, the Free Democrats and the Greens.
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?
Chancellor Angela Merkel has become an icon. Abroad, she's held in high esteem due to the length of her tenure and her conduct during Europe's refugee crisis. But back home, support for Merkel is waning.
Germany's Free Democrats have called off coalition talks with Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens. The German president is set to make an announcement on Monday afternoon after meeting with the chancellor.
Four German political parties — the Christian Democrats, Christian Social Union, Free Democrats and Greens — are now in their third week of talks to form a government. They disagree about more things than they agree on.
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