Greens, liberals call for ‘renewal’ in Germany amid coalition talks

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The Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) called for a fresh start in German politics on Friday after holding talks to explore their role as potential kingmakers in a three-way coalition. Annalena Baerbock, the candidate to be chancellor for the Greens during the election campaign, said that the new coalition government had to bring about “real renewal” in the country. The two parties came third and fourth in Sunday’s elections, the Greens winning 14.8 per cent and the FDP 11.5 per cent of the vote. The Social Democrats (SPD), who garnered 25.7 per cent, and the Christian Democrat-l…

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