Grand Coalition Redux Progress for Merkel In Search for a Government

An end to Germany's leadership vacuum may finally be in sight as Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats reached a preliminary agreement on Friday morning. But there are plenty of hurdles still left to clear.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel together with CSU head Horst Seehofer (l.) and SPD head Martin Schulz in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel together with CSU head Horst Seehofer (l.) and SPD head Martin Schulz in Berlin

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