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Martin Schulz's SDP has been under pressure to form an alliance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition and head off another election

Merkel’s Struggle to Form a Government Continues

BERLIN (AP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party and the centre-left Social Democrats are starting talks on forming a new government, attempting to break an impasse more than three months after the country’s election.

Angela Merkel faces one of her toughest domestic challengers yet in the shape of Martin Schulz

Germany’s Social Democrats Back Grand Coalition Talks With Merkel

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of Germany’s center-left Social Democrats sought his party’s support Thursday to open talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on extending their governing coalition, or at least backing a minority government.

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Social Democrats Arrive In Berlin To Work Against Populism

BERLIN (AP) – European government leaders, Social Democratic party chairmen and international delegations are arriving in Berlin for a convention of the so-called Progressive Alliance. It’s an association of mostly social democratic party members, who want to work closer together

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Former EU President Could Be On Course To Dethrone Merkel

Opinion polls indicate that Martin Schulz, the former President of the European Parliament who has been selected as the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate for the German chancellorship, may be set to end Angela Merkel’s almost twelve-year reign. Opinion polls

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Czech PM Foresees Coalition With Hardline Communists

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says his leftist Social Democrats are ready to form a coalition government with the hardline Communist Party after this year’s parliamentary elections.

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Trump’s First Win: Germany Hints at Compromises on Trade, Military

As President Trump finished his first 24 hours in office by attending an interfaith prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral, German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to seek compromises with the new President on trade and military spending issues.