MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Schulz said on Saturday that if the talks on forming the new country's coalition government do not succeed, a new election should take place.
Germany held a parliamentary election on September 24. No party gained an absolute majority of votes and that's why there was a need to create a coalition with other parties in order to form the government. Since social democrats led by Martin Schulz claimed they were not available for coalition talks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) together with its junior partner from Bavaria, Christian Social Union (CSU), had no other choice as to seek alliance with the Green party and the Free Democratic Party (FDP).
An agreeable government formula still hasn't been found since parties, engaged in coalition talks, are torn by serious disagreements especially concerning climate policy and migration crisis in Germany. Martin Schulz reiterates the firm position of his party to refrain from negotiations. Instead, the SPD head suggests Germany could once again conduct parliamentary elections.
In his interview with the Funke media group, Schulz stressed that the responsibility for the failure to form the government would rest with the leaders of CDU, CSU, FDP and the Greens, whereas he was unwilling to reconsider the possibility of another SPD parliamentary term with Merkel's party. He said he decided to prioritize reforms in his party in order to be able to win back the German chancellery in future.
— SPD Parteivorstand (@spdde) October 28, 2017
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