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Germany: FDP leader Lindner departs Bellevue after meeting with Steinmeier00:53

Germany: FDP leader Lindner departs Bellevue after meeting with Steinmeier

Germany, Berlin
November 21, 2017 at 17:58 GMT -00:00 · Published

Leader of Germany's Free Democratic Party (FDP), Christian Lindner, left Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Tuesday, after meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the wake of the breakdown in the 'Jamaica' coalition talks. The president is said to have the constitutional responsibility to broker a compromise, in order to ensure the proper functioning of German democracy. On Sunday, the FDP announced that it would pull out from the 'Jamaica' coalition negotiations. Lindner claimed that there was no "basis of trust" between German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Christian Social Union (CSU) and the Greens.The move sees Merkel's push for a coalition in disarray, which may result in a snap election.

Germany: FDP leader Lindner departs Bellevue after meeting with Steinmeier00:53
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Leader of Germany's Free Democratic Party (FDP), Christian Lindner, left Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Tuesday, after meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the wake of the breakdown in the 'Jamaica' coalition talks. The president is said to have the constitutional responsibility to broker a compromise, in order to ensure the proper functioning of German democracy. On Sunday, the FDP announced that it would pull out from the 'Jamaica' coalition negotiations. Lindner claimed that there was no "basis of trust" between German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Christian Social Union (CSU) and the Greens.The move sees Merkel's push for a coalition in disarray, which may result in a snap election.

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