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    Germany’s Greens Party Ready for Talks on Forming New Government - Leader

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    Germany may face new elections after the talks of the establishment of the so-called Jamaica coalition that was supposed to include the Greens party, the CDU/CSU alliance and the Free Democrats collapsed on Monday.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — Germany’s Greens party is ready to continue negotiations on forming a new German government, the party's parliamentary group co-chair and one of the party’s leaders, Anton Hofreiter, said on Monday.

    “If there are another negotiations, we will be ready for it,” Hofreiter told reporters.

    The politician noted that the discussions on whether Germany would hold a new election or form the minority government were speculations.

    “If there are new elections, we will run in these elections with our ideas, if there are new ideas – we should see whether it is reasonable, the Greens are ready for negotiations at any moment,” Hofreiter added.

    ​Earlier on Monday the German Free Democratic Party (FDP) announced its withdrawal from the coalition talks with the union of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) and the Greens (prospective 'Jamaica coalition'). However, disagreements over such issues as migration and climate change have prevented parties from reaching a deal.

    ​The CDU/CSU bloc could agree to form a minority government with the Greens. If no government is formed, a new parliamentary election will have to be scheduled.


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