Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her preference for future government of Germany on Saturday. The winner of September elections was decanted for republishing a large coalition with Social Democrats (CDU), such as one it ruled so far in Berlin. During an intervention with his party's north-eastern militants, Merkel ruled out election and bypassed possibility of a minority executive, or two options that are shuffled. Merkel expects government to "very soon" in Berlin.
The formation of an executive maintains in suspense a Europe needy union of "Refoundation" that Chancellor Merkel has promised to carry out with hand of French president, Emmanuel Macron. "Europe needs a strong Germany [...]" That is why it is important to form a government very soon, said Merkel on Saturday at her party's regional conference in Kühlungsborn, in state of Mecklenburg Pomerania earlier. Merkel also defended achievements of past Great coalition, including having reduced unemployment to lowest rate recorded since German reunification. "We have worked well toger," said Chancellor on Baltic coast.
"Mutual respect" and "commitment" is, according to Merkel, basis on which negotiations that will begin this coming week should be developed. On Thursday, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier had convened Merkel and SPD leader Martin Schulz to start talks that y should have in a new government in Berlin and are projected to be dilated.
Merkel does not contemplate possibility of returning to polls. "We have received a mandate from voters," he said in Kühlungsborn, referring to his triumph in late September. "Telling people to vote again would be a mistake," added chancellor, who plays in negotiations with SPD his fourth term.
The Social Democratic Party had refused until Friday to sit down if it wanted to talk to Merkel about possible alliances. After knowing outcome of September elections, in which CDU was successful, chancellor's party, but did not get majority needed to form a government, SPD said that under no circumstances would it again coexist with Merkel. They believe that ir historical defeat in last elections- worst result since 1949-responds to punishment of some electors who do not see with good eyes ir alliance with Conservatives.
But failure of preferred option, tripartite coalition – conservative, liberal, and green – returned ball to roof of reluctant social democracy, only mamatically viable alternative to form government. The pressure has been on rise, with implications of celebrating costly new elections, to be held next spring. The Chancellor also, had already anticipated that it did not contemplate option to govern in minority, a formula alien to German system, and which considers a source of instability, but which neverless say prefer in SPD.
After a long meeting of SPD executive on Thursday, next day, SPD leader, Martin Schulz, announced that y were willing to sit down and negotiate with Merkel and that Nein to Great Coalition, though desirable, was not a sensible choice because of new As circumstances. He warned however that it is rar a we will see, that sitting down to negotiate does not automatically mean that y are open to a new great coalition and that in any case, rules of party should vote for any agreement reached.