Future of Germany’s Merkel In Doubt As Coalition Talks Collapse

German Chancellor and leader of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel, stands with leading members of her party, as she speaks to the media after preliminary coalition talks collapsed on Sunday.

Meetings in the wake of September’s election have left the German chancellor empty-handed. Without a deal, her government could collapse, with Germany potentially forced into new elections.

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