In a Hurry Merkel Wants Coalition Partner in Two Weeks

By the time the new parliament holds its first meeting on Oct. 22, Chancellor Merkel wants to know which opposition party she'll be governing with. But it could take much longer to complete the actual coalition talks.
Merkel last Friday after a first round of preliminary coalition talks with the SPD.

Merkel last Friday after a first round of preliminary coalition talks with the SPD.

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cro -- with wire reports