Merkel: German party leaders face 'a lot of work' to form government





Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that her conservatives and the Social Demcrats (SPD) now face "a lot of work" to form a new government after an SPD conference voted to back coalition negotiations.



 
"The way is free for coalition negotiations," said Merkel ahead of a meeting of Christian Democrats (CDU) executives, adding that party leaders face "a lot of work" in coming weeks to forge a new government.
She said that her aim was to form a stable government and that the exploratory talks between the SPD and her conservatives that ended earlier this month would form the basis of the coalition talks.

 


Sunday, January 21st 2018
(dpa)
           


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