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German coalition: Merkel's party reaches deal with SPD

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) have agreed terms for a coalition party.

The deal follows talks by SPD leaders with Mrs Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and allied CSU.

If the deal is ratified by the SPD next month, Mrs Merkel could be sworn in for a new term in office.

  • 27 Nov 2013
  • From the section Europe
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