The German Social Democrats (SPD) entered negotiations for the formation of a third grand coalition government on Monday.
For Chancellor Angela Merkel this is the last cabinet she leads, having been at the helm of Germany since 2005. Following elections in September, negotiations between Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), their historical partners – the Liberal (FDP) – and the Greens have failed.
For the CDU, the price of negotiating with SPD will be a more decisive move to the left. The SPD...

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