The FDP and the Future: What course are Germany's Liberals taking?
Exploratory talks between Germany's conservatives, Greens and Free Democrats have failed after the latter's withdrawal. The collapse of this coalition option was a necessity, political scientist Christian Hacke tells DW.
First, Angela Merkel's conservatives suffered their worst election results in decades. Then, just last weekend, coalition talks collapsed. And yet Merkel remains the undisputed chancellor — and she has a few new options.
If Free Democratic Party head Christian Lindner has his way, war refugees will have to leave Germany as soon as conflict ends. The proposal critiques Angela Merkel's CDU - though they may end up as political partners.
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