WORLD Germany's top parties reach deal on Merkel coalition: reports

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Germany's top parties reach deal on Merkel coalition: reports

AFP

17:10, February 07, 2018

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German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel arrives at CDU headquarters in Berlin on Tuesday for what was supposed to be the last day of government coalition negotiations. /VCG Photo

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats sealed a deal Wednesday on a new coalition, media reported, potentially ending four months of political standstill in Europe's top economy.

Der Spiegel, public broadcaster ARD and the daily Bild each said the parties had ironed out their final differences and were ready to sign an agreement for Merkel's fourth term.

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