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Monthly Archives: November 2017

“Jamaica” coalition talks fail after deadlock on migration

Exploratory talks to form Germany’s next coalition government were terminated shortly before midnight on Sunday when the liberal pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked out of marathon negotiations. “The four negotiating parties have no common vision for the modernisation of our country nor a common...

Elections 2017: “Jamaica” pre-coalition talks dragging on

After late September's not-so-flattering election victory by the Christian Democrats and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, the exploratory pre-coalition negotiations between CDU/CSU and their potential coalition partners, the Liberal Democrats (FDP) and the Green Party, continue to prove difficult, with no...

Elections in Lower Saxony – SPD and CDU aim for rapid coalition talks

In the state of Lower Saxony, Social Democrats and Christian Democrats are ready to start coalition talks. After the liberal FDP and the Green Party declared their refusal to form a coalition with either party, Stephan Weil from the election-winning SPD initiated talks with...