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Germany: Parties 'warm-up' for ‘Jamaica’ coalition negotiations 02:20

Germany: Parties 'warm-up' for ‘Jamaica’ coalition negotiations

Germany, Berlin
October 20, 2017 at 23:33 GMT -00:00 · Published

SOT, Peter Tauber, CDU General Secretary (German): I would rather compare it to running and I think we're through the warm-up now. And now we're at the start; maybe we finished the first meters."

The first steps have been taken towards a 'Jamaica' coalition, said the representatives of Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), Free Democrats (FDP) and Greens in Berlin, Friday.

After the first round of talks between all four parties their representatives stated that the negotiations were constructive, with substantial differences in topics like immigration among others, however.

If negotiations between the parties are successful, CDU/CSU, the Greens and FDP could form a so-called Jamaica coalition based on their party colours - black, yellow and green matching the Jamaican flag.

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SOT, Peter Tauber, CDU General Secretary (German): I would rather compare it to running and I think we're through the warm-up now. And now we're at the start; maybe we finished the first meters."

The first steps have been taken towards a 'Jamaica' coalition, said the representatives of Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), Free Democrats (FDP) and Greens in Berlin, Friday.

After the first round of talks between all four parties their representatives stated that the negotiations were constructive, with substantial differences in topics like immigration among others, however.

If negotiations between the parties are successful, CDU/CSU, the Greens and FDP could form a so-called Jamaica coalition based on their party colours - black, yellow and green matching the Jamaican flag.

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