Coalition Talks Merkel to Meet Greens Next Week

Chancellor Merkel, who is trying to form a government after falling just five seats short of a majority in the Sept. 22 election, will hold preliminary talks with the opposition Greens next week. A coalition with the Social Democrats (SPD) looks far more likely though.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Winfried Kretschmann, the Green governor of the state of Baden-Württemberg, during a ceremony last year.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Winfried Kretschmann, the Green governor of the state of Baden-Württemberg, during a ceremony last year.

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Reporting by Florian Gathmann