Laschet to talk soon with Greens, FDP on forming German government

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Despite his defeat in the German election last weekend, Christian Democrat (CDU) leader Armin Laschet said he plans to hold talks with the Green Party and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) about forming a coalition government. “We will now talk to the FDP and the Greens in the next few days. Our offer of talks stands and I think that concrete talks are now the right thing to do,” he said on Tuesday evening, after a meeting of his party’s parliamentary group, which includes the CDU’s Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU). “We did not win this election,” Laschet said, but a…

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