Merkel 'prefers new vote' after talks fail

Merkel 'prefers new vote' after talks fail

Well, that's difficult to predict with any certainty. Some of the German press coverage, though, has noted that Lindner's aspirations-he comes across as a wannabe Emmanuel Macron of the center right-might have outrun both his party's vote tally and its supposedly practical, corporate-friendly spirit.

Senior political, business and media figures launched a campaign targeting the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP), which triggered the collapse of talks on Sunday, and the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), which refused to join negotiations. The FDP walked out.

Given this, it's easy to overlook the fact that many of Europe's politicians could face their voters over the coming months.

No single voice is louder in EU circles than Germany's and Angela Merkel's. The parties have a majority in parliament and they have experience of working together.

Finally, there is a good chance that we could also see elections in Ireland next year. Plenty of support for now that should help the pound reassert the daily trend seen this year but a breakout above that trend is a long way off and entirely Brexit dependent.

So would the SPD be prepared, from the opposition benches, to tolerate a minority Merkel administration? Steinmeier could then name the winner as Chancellor or choose to dissolve Parliament. Merkel must fight for her political survival, but "the leader who for so many people has represented stability now is fast becoming a symbol of crisis in the heart of Europe", says Hill.

He's now ensconced himself in back-to-back meetings with individual political parties, with a hefty dose of arm-twisting and pressure exertion on the agenda.

Post-war Germany has never had a minority government.

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) Andrey Kortunov believes that one shouldn't overestimate the ongoing political crisis. Asked if she would resign if it were the S.P.D.'s condition for entering a coalition, she said, in a roundabout way, that blackmail wasn't healthy for democracies.

Sitting in the glass-domed lower house of the Bundestag were lawmakers of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), the anti-immigration, anti-Islam and anti-Merkel protest party that is at the heart of the crisis.

The signs of possible flexibility came after President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in a move unprecedented for a largely ceremonial position, intervened to promote talks that could avert a disruptive early repeat election. Other than Merkel, "no one here has the grasp or the popular trust to enable Germany to make the concessions needed", says Jan Techau, director of the Richard C. Holbrooke Forum at the American Academy in Berlin. There would then have to be a third round of voting where (one assumes) Merkel's CDU/CSU colleagues would support her whereas parliamentarians from other parties would not.

Angela Merkel is facing her biggest challenge in 12 years as German Chancellor, after talks aimed at forming a new coalition government collapsed. Even Merkel's decision to welcome, rather than fight, the sudden flood of refugees was a tactical calculation-there was little she could do to stop it, and Germans at first responded enthusiastically-rather than a moral choice or strategic plan, Janning says. Without Angela Merkel and the economically powerful and politically influential Germany at his side, his vision of an ambitiously reformed Europe will remain just that: a vision. This raises the possibility that the Austrian government could become a lot more sympathetic to Britain's demands for controls on migration, or at least some arrangement that qualified freedom of movement. "We cannot just tell the German president, 'Sorry, that's it'".

"Furthermore, the German economy is currently in robust shape". The chances of new elections have undoubtedly increased, but they are not a foregone conclusion. The PSNB captures an amount of new debt held by the UK government. Some 48 hours ago no one would have said yes.

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