The German cabinet has held its last meeting before Sunday's federal elections. Chancellor Merkel's CDU is set to perform well - but her junior coalition partner the FDP is looking doubtful.
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.
German coalition talks have continued as parties clash on migration and the environment. The Merkel-led conservative block, the Greens and the market-friendly FDP had until Sunday evening to reach common ground.
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.
The chairman of the Free Democrats is determined his party won't repeat old mistakes, but is Christian Lindner making a new one? Meet the man who torpedoed the Jamaica coalition and threw Germany's future wide open.
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