Photo Gallery: Not-So-Grand Coalition 12/01/2017
 SPD head Martin Schulz in mid-November. Schulz twice publicly ruled out...
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SPD head Martin Schulz in mid-November. Schulz twice publicly ruled out participating in a grand coalition, but now finds himself forced into it by the German president. His party is certain to make substantial demands of Merkel's conservatives in the upcoming talks.