WORLD Merkel: I’m prepared for a minority government

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Merkel: I’m prepared for a minority government

By Feng Xuejun | People's Daily app

21:28, November 28, 2017

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German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel attends a press conference at CDU's headquarters in Berlin, Germany, on Sept. 25, 2017. (File Photo)

Berlin (People's Daily) - German Chancellor Merkel  said Tuesday she would lead a minority government if talks with the SPD do not lead to a grand coalition. 

Merkel, the CDU leader, told the party’s executive committee that she does not strive for a minority government, but that this would still be a better alternative than new elections.

The chairman of the Junge Union (Junior organization of the Union), Paul Ziemiak, assured the chancellor and party leader of his full support. "Angela Merkel is a strong candidate for the next Federal Chancellor and party leader, regardless of whether it ends up as a grand coalition or minority government," Ziemiak said.

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