November 5, 2018 / 12:52 PM / 17 days ago

German SPD leadership did not discuss quitting coalition, leader says

BERLIN, Nov 5 (Reuters) - The leadership of Germany’s Social Democrats, under pressure from a restive membership over flagging polls and disastrous regional election showings, did not discuss quitting the national coalition at a Monday meeting, the party’s leader said.

Asked at a news conference after a meeting of the party’s executive committee whether leaders had discussed leaving their coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, leader Andrea Nahles said: “No.” (Reporting by Thomas Escritt Editing by Michelle Martin)

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