Taboo No More? SPD Flirts with Left-Wing Coalition

The far-left Left Party has long been a pariah in German federal politics. But the latest elections have confirmed it is not going away, and leaders of the Social Democrats now openly regard it as a potential coalition partner in the future.
Von Andrew Bowen
The Left Party has become increasinly mainstream over the past several years. Will it be part of government after the 2017 election?

The Left Party has become increasinly mainstream over the past several years. Will it be part of government after the 2017 election?

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