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Deadlocked Merkel Looks to Left-Right Grand Coalition, Despite Majority of Germans Wanting Fresh Elections

Although acting Chancellor Angela Merkel has now long passed the self-imposed deadline to form a new government after the first attempt at building a ruling coalition collapsed and opinion polls point to a strong desire among voters for a snap election, Germany may find itself again ruled by the same Red-Black “grand coalition” they rejected at the polls in September.

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LIVEWIRE: Germany Federal Elections 2017 Results

All polls leading into today’s German national election favour a decisive win for present Chancellor Angela Merkel, huge gains for the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) and potentially one of the worst election results in history for the Social Democrats and Martin Schulz.

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Merkel and Schulz Gear Up for TV Showdown

Angela Merkel and her center-left rival, Martin Schulz, are preparing for their only televised debate before the Sept. 24 election following a campaign that so far has lacked a head-to-head showdown between the two leading candidates.

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