It’s better not to govern than to govern wrongly. These were the words used by the chairman of the Free Democrats, Christian Lindner, to announce that talks to form a so-called Jamaica coalition with Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Green Party were over.

As reported by Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, Lindner was referring to the party’s comeback from the political wilderness. In 2013, after four years of being a junior party in a Merkel-led coalition, the FDP f...

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