Overtaking German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s other would-be coalition partner is the Green party, which is polling at its highest level this year.

As reported by the Reuters news agency, a coalition agreement would see Merkel extend her 12-year spell at Germany’s helm, during which she has helped avoid a collapse of the euro zone and cemented her country’s position as the bloc’s economic powerhouse.

Merkel must bring together the Greens, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and her own co...

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