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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.

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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.