German Leaders Emerge From Marathon Talks With Blueprint For New Coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, head of the Christian Democratic Union, smiles for the media between Horst Seehofer of the Christian Social Union (left) and Martin Schulz of the Social Democratic Party. The three emerged Friday from all-night preliminary coalition talks in Berlin saying they had reached a preliminary deal.

After days of negotiations, which ended with a 24-hour session, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her center-left counterparts emerged with a proposed deal. Still, they have a lot more work to do.

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