On Monday, the leader of the Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) Martin Schulz said that nothing had been ruled out before talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a new government, but added that there was no certainty of success.
Meanwhile, earlier the day, it was reported that Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) alliance is ready to begin negotiations with the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) on the formation of a new German federal government. If no government is formed, a new parliamentary election will have to be scheduled.
On November, 20 the German Free Democratic Party (FDP) announced its withdrawal from the coalition talks with the union of the CDU/CSU and the Greens (prospective 'Jamaica coalition'). German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier also called the internal situation "unprecedented in 70 years".
Germany held a parliamentary election on September 24. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling CDU/CSU alliance won the election with 33 percent of votes and secured 246 seats in the parliament, however failed to secure an absolute majority.