Sealing the Deal German Parties Agree on New Coalition

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have finally reached a deal with their coalition partners the pro-business FDP. After marathon talks the parties agreed to impose major tax cuts and say they will work toward economic growth.
FDP leader Guido Westerwelle (l), Chancellor Angela Merkel (c) and the CSU leader Horst Seehofer announce the new coalition deal.

FDP leader Guido Westerwelle (l), Chancellor Angela Merkel (c) and the CSU leader Horst Seehofer announce the new coalition deal.

Foto: A3534 Hannibal Hanschke/ dpa
Photo Gallery: Germany's New Cabinet
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Photo Gallery: Germany's New Cabinet

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