Merkel welcomes centre-left's OK for coalition

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To stop the SPD from leaving the coalition, Merkel must deliver on those points in the coalition deal that are most dear to the Social Democrats: healthcare reform and investment in education to meet the challenges of the digital age.

Following the SPD's emphatic decision for a new partnership, Merkel is expected to launch her fourth government by mid-March.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would work with France to tackle pressing issues such as trade policy, the war in Syria and competition with China after the Social Democrats (SPD) approved joining a coalition with her conservatives.

Merkel, who has proved herself a shrewd global negotiator during more than 12 years in office, faced her greatest challenge at home after deciding to allow over a million asylum-seekers into Germany since 2015. The Party has again united together, and he has informed Chancellor Merkel by phone about the result, according to him.

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The idea was to keep one of the most influential leaders, Merkel as the Chancellor in Berlin. With the party riven over the way forward, the leadership promised its more than 460,000 members the final say on any coalition deal.

Two in three of the SPD's rank and file voting in a crunch referendum backed a new partnership with Merkel's conservatives, heralding an end to the political stalemate that has plagued Europe's biggest economy since September's inconclusive elections.

European partners waiting impatiently for Germany to end its longest stretch of coalition haggling since the end of the war heaved a sigh of relief, with French President Emmanuel Macron calling the SPD decision 'good news for Europe'.

The inclusion in the coalition deal of a clause that envisages a review of the new government's progress after two years is widely seen as giving the SPD an exit should it want one and has also fuelled a debate about the post-Merkel era.

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Interim SPD leader Olaf Scholz said: "Now we have clarity".

After talks between the FDP (liberal Free Democratic Party) and the CDU, the Green Party disbanded in November, which meant renewing the Grand Coalition (GroKo) was the only solution left for a multiparty.

Her weakness on the refugee issue has forced the chancellor to name Jens Spahn, her main critic within the conservative bloc, as health minister in the new government.

Brinkhaus's comments underscored tensions between the centre-left SPD and the conservative blocs, which are both under pressure to differentiate themselves more in the next "grand coalition" after big losses in the September national election.

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Merkel also wants to serve a full fourth term rather than yield before her time is up.

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