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German SPD votes for talks with Merkel's conservatives
December 7, 2017 / 6:01 PM / 6 days ago

German SPD votes for talks with Merkel's conservatives

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Social Democratic Party (SPD) members voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to allow their party’s leadership to enter talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on forming a government.

Social Democratic Party (SPD) members vote during an SPD party convention in Berlin, Germany, December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The party congress’s vote means leaders can discuss options including a renewed “grand coalition”, an informal cooperation or a formal agreement to tolerate a conservative minority government by not voting down certain parliamentary motions.

Reporting By Thomas Escritt; Editing by Maria Sheahan

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