As Germany waits, Social Democrats settle scores

Feud atop party raises questions about the viability of another ‘grand coalition’ with Merkel.

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SPD leader calls on members to back coalition deal with Merkel

Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) must seize the opportunity to reform the EU in a new governing alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel, the party's interim leader said yesterday

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German Coalition Deal Has Both Sides Sour, Even Before the Ink Dries

Chancellor Angela Merkel has been forced to make a spirited defense, while her prospective partner, head of the Social Democrats, was pushed aside.

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Germany's SPD Vows to Clash With 'Down for the Count' Merkel

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Future German government under Merkel no laughing matter on political roast day

Rather than abstaining from alcohol, Germany's politicians took swigs of beer and rhetorical swipes at one another during traditional party gatherings on Ash Wednesday. But the humor also veered into more serious ground.

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Schulz leaves Germany in CHAOS as resignation puts Merkel at bigger risk of new election

ANGELA Merkel’s hopes of finally stitching together a coalition government in Germany have been thrown into chaos after civil war broke out amongst her Social Democrat allies following the resignation of their leader Martin Schulz.

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Gabriel says sorry for dubbing Schulz 'the man with face hair'

Germany’s outgoing foreign minister apologizes after attacking former SPD leader Martin Schulz.

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Germany's social democrats sink to new levels of unpopularity after doing deal with Merkel's conservatives

Germany’s main centre-left party has plumbed historically unprecedented depths of unpopularity after negotiating a coalition with Angela Merkel’s conservatives.

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German SPD leader Martin Schulz quits in bid to calm party after coalition deal with Angela Merkel

Schulz said an extraordinary party congress would be held in the western city of Wiesbaden on April 22 to pick a new leader.

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'The Schulz' takes his leave

Martin Schulz bows out as SPD leader, leaving his party in a mess.

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Martin Schulz resigns as leader of the Social Democrats

THE writing had been on the wall for many months. Ever since the general election in September and the Social Democrats’ (SPD) worst result in the history of the federal republic, the clock had been ticking on Martin Schulz’s leadership of the party.

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading Social Democrat (SPD) mayors favor joining a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a poll showed on Sunday, boosting the prospects of the center-left party backing the alliance in a ballot starting this week. The SPD's 464,000 members vote in a postal ballot from Tuesday on whether their party should…
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BERLIN - 15 January 2018: Leading members of Germany's Social Democrats said on Sunday they would press for improvements to a coalition blueprint agreed with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, seeking to win over sceptical party members who can torpedo the deal.
German SPD leaders aim to improve on coalition deal with Merkel
Acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz attend a news conference after exploratory talks about forming a new coalition government at the SPD headquarters in Berlin, Germany, January 12, 2018.
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German Social Democratic leader (SPD) Martin Schulz resigned on Tuesday, hoping to end turbulence that has rocked the centre-left party since it agreed a coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
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German SPD leaders upbeat as biggest branch backs coalition talks
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