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German parties enter a decisive phase to avoid new elections

The CDU of Merkel and the SPD seek in extremis a formula to republish a new great coalition

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German parties enter a decisive phase to avoid new elections

The German parties went on this Thursday in a decisive phase to find a way out of political crisis that keeps first European economy without government for 110 days. The Christian Democrat Union of Chancellor, Angela Merkel (CDU), and social Democracy of Martin Schulz (SPD) Rush on Thursday night deadline set to decide wher option of forming a new grand coalition has a vision of thriving. Europe expects euro-zone locomotive to take a walk once and for all.

Merkel won German elections last September, but did not achieve majority enough to form a government. For weeks, chancellor tried to set up a tripartite executive with Liberals and Greens — so-called Jamaica coalition — but failed. It was n that possibility of forging a new great coalition with Social Democrats, like one that has ruled in Germany for eight of last 12 years, was resurrected. A minority government, so far rejected by chancellor, or repetition of elections are only remaining alternatives.

Five days have passed enclosed representatives of CDU, CSU — Bavarian ally of Chancellor's conservative bloc — and SPD, with morning-to-night differences. The future of Europe, migration, taxes or health system are subjects that separate big German parties. The negotiations look sideways to far right, rubbing ir hands before a German misrule, which in ir view demonstrates inability of traditional politicians and legitimizes ir existence.

"There are still great obstacles," Merkel announced in morning before shutting down with her colleagues to negotiate at house of Willy Brandt, SPD headquarters in Berlin. Mr Schulz, former President of European Parliament, explained that great condition for SPD is that new executive to be born in Berlin will have as a priority strengning of Europe. He also referred to future of a union in need of impetus and cohesion, German president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who warned that Germany's reputation is on table and that Berlin should not forget that it "has a responsibility to Europe."

Merkel, Schulz and also Horst Seehofer, leader of CSU, are playing a large part in this negotiating phase of ir political future. The first three swords were indented by votes in September elections and doubts about ir political survival are growing in Berlin. If new elections are to be held, candidacy of a weakened Merkel after 12 years in power is not guaranteed, according to German analysts of different political color. Even achieving a fourth term, re are less and fewer who trust that y will manage to finish it. A poll made public on Thursday and published by Handelsblatt indicates that 56% of Germans do not think that Merkel would be able to finish her term. The historical defeat of SPD in September has also weakened Schulz, who has not raised his head again. But weakness of leaders is perhaps at same time engine that gives m impetus to seek solutions that give stability to first economy of euro zone and ensure in passing ir political future.


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