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The German coalition agreement - the final results

The German coalition agreement - the final results

She sought to allay fears among conservatives that by ceding the finance ministry, the next government will stray from the strict fiscal discipline enforced by former finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

Two sources in the SPD leadership said the party decided not to make Nahles a caretaker leader because it did not want to pre-empt a vote at the party congress and so possibly influence the members' vote on a coalition with Merkel.

The SPD's 464,000 members vote in a postal ballot beginning on February 20 on whether the party should go ahead with the agreement its leaders clinched last week to renew their power sharing alliance with Merkel's conservative bloc.

12 de febrero de 2018, 06:37Berlín, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Socialdemocrat Party of Germany (SPD), Lars Klingbell, indicated that forcé will defibne in March those who will occupy six ministerial posts they will have in the Government coalition. We looked on the coalition agreement text, which provides directions on the new German coalition´s position on energy and carbon.

Andrea Nahles poised to take over as as SPD leader after resignation of Martin Schulz.

Angela Merkel is heading into her final term as German chancellor, a close ally conceded on Monday, intensifying the jockeying over the succession to Europe's most powerful leader.

Conservative lawmaker Christean Wagner even suggested that, after the party's "electoral disaster", its leader should "think about a successor", while bemoaning that the touchy issue was not being openly discussed.

But she added that it would have been "irresponsible" to allow the negotiations to collapse.

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In a cartoon on Tuesday, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily showed Nahles with a whip riding an SPD snail.

The development followed Schulz's announcement Friday that he was abandoning plans to become foreign minister in the new government.

That leaves open who from within the SPD may take up that post.

Germany has been without a formal government since the September 24 election and investors are anxious about a delay in policymaking, both at home and in the EU.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back Sunday against critics within her Christian Democratic Union party of the governing coalition deal reached with Germany's main center-left party.

And Mrs May will round-off the process in about three weeks' time with a pitch on what kind of overall relationship the United Kingdom wants with the European Union after we leave.

The SPD originally wanted to reinvent itself in opposition but reconsidered when Merkel's attempt to form an alliance with two smaller parties failed late past year.


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