German ‘kingmakers’ meet on coalition, courted by would-be kings

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Greens and Free Democrats met on Friday for a second round of exploratory talks aimed at finding common ground on which to form a new coalition government with either the Social Democrats or conservatives, both of whom have courted them. The Greens and Free Democrats, who are from opposite ends of the political spectrum and differ on a range of issues, have moved centre stage after the Social Democrats (SPD) won Sunday’s election by a narrow margin that leaves them seeking partners. Both the centre-left SPD and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s con…

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