Angela Merkel has been in power in Germany since 2005.
As expected, her party, the Christian Democrats, won the election in September. But the Social Democrats decided to leave the ruling coalition forcing Merkel to scramble to try and form a majority.
CGTN’s Natalie Carney reports.
To discuss the political events in Germany:
- Matteo Garavoglia, non-resident fellow, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings
- Nicolette Hurd, a journalist, television host, former member of Christian Social Union party
- Paul Hockenos, freelance writer and author on European politics
- Federiga Bindi, a senior fellow, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Germany coalition: Merkel and SPD to hold more talks to end impasse https://t.co/ZM4ZgEg5vO
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 1, 2017
Whatever happens next in Germany, voters are going to need patience over the coming weeks https://t.co/bdp4bZxiUG
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) November 27, 2017