German coalition talks collapse. Merkel eyes new election

After the collapse of coalition talks between the liberal FDP and German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU and the Greens, the chancellor is due later Monday to meet President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who has the authority to call a snap election. Her bloc won September’s election, but the mainstream parties were pared down by the flight of voters. The far-right nationalist AfD won its first parliamentary seats on a pledge to fight immigration.

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  • Nov 20, 2017 @ 10:25 at 10:25
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    I understand Germany makes some of the world’s best submarines————–and knows who to sell them to.

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