German coalition talks collapse: Options for Angela Merkel include more negotiations, minority govt, fresh elections

Berlin: Germany could be forced to hold new elections after high-stakes talks for a coalition collapsed Sunday between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU-CSU alliance, ecologist Greens and pro-business FDP.

Here are some possible scenarios for Europe’s biggest economy.

  • tom_billesley

    A successful clutch of beliefs: multiculturalism, climate change and globalism.

  • Brett McS

    Stage exit, Merkel. And take that other childless witch, May. with you.

    • vwVwwVwv

      You don’t prefere Labour?

  • WalterBannon

    why is Angela Merkel not yet hanging from a lamp post

    Germans are either suicidal or just dumb as a rock

  • vwVwwVwv

    The silence in Germany is deafening

  • Hard Little Machine

    Germany should ask itself what the point of an organized functioning government even is, as long as this is the Germany they want to be.

  • marty_p

    Regardless of what happens – it’s too late. The proverbial horse has long since left the barn.

  • WalterBannon

    Options For Angela Merkel include firing squad, crucifixion, boiling in oil, burning at the stake, disemboweling, or hanging from a lamp post with piano wire. With so many options the German people have no excuse not to act soon to end her evil reign of terror.

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  • Jabberwokk

    So Good?