Germany coalition deal: Social Democrats vote to join government

Germany coalition deal: Social Democrats vote to join government
 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to form her fourth government after the opposition Social Democrats voted in favour of another grand coalition.
The vote by 464,000 rank-and-file members ends five months of political deadlock since September's election.
The Social Democrats had been split between the party's leadership, which backed joining the coalition, and its radical youth wing, which did not.
Mrs Merkel has been in power for 12 years.
SPD voters approved continuing the coalition with 66% in favour and 33% against. Vote counting went on through the night at the SPD headquarters in... read more

 
4 March 2018 in World News, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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