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German coalition talks fail as FDP pulls out

  • The talks of forming a coalition government in Germany have failed after the FDP, which is a free-market liberal party, unexpectedly pulled out of the negotiations. Christian Lindner, leader of the FDP, cited the lack of "basis of trust" with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens as the reason of the pull out. Merkel will soon meet Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany. Steinmeier has the power to call for snap elections.

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