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Merkel vows to work with SPD for 'good of Germany'

Merkel vows to work with SPD for 'good of Germany'

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday vowed to work with the Social Democrats for the "good of Germany" as the centre-left party agreed to join her new coalition.

Germany's Social Democrats back coalition with Merkel

Germany's Social Democrats back coalition with Merkel

Members of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted in favour of a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday, opening the way to a new government for Europe's largest economy.

German SPD votes for coalition talks with Merkel

German SPD votes for coalition talks with Merkel

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted on Sunday to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, moving Europe's economic powerhouse one step closer to a stable government.

Romania's first female, Muslim PM rejected

Romania's first female, Muslim PM rejected

Romania's president sparked fresh political turmoil on Tuesday after rejecting a proposal by the election-winning leftist party to name the EU country's first female and first Muslim prime minister.

Anti-immigrant party beats Merkel's party in her home state

Anti-immigrant party beats Merkel's party in her home state

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats fell to third place in a state election on Sunday behind the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) and anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, TV projections showed.