Coalition Talks Greens Reject Alliance with Conservatives

After a long night of talks on Tuesday night, Germany's Greens have ruled out forming a governing coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. Now her only option is to allign herself with the center-left Social Democrats.
Greens parliamentary floor leader and party co-chair Claudia Roth as preliminary coalition talks with Merkel's CDU began on Tuesday.

Greens parliamentary floor leader and party co-chair Claudia Roth as preliminary coalition talks with Merkel's CDU began on Tuesday.

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-- kla, with wire reports