The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on his arrival at the talks of the Social Democrats and the Conservatives to try to form a government, this January 11, 2018 in Berlin
There are still „big obstacles“ on the way to a government agreement between conservatives and social democrats, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday.
„There are still big obstacles in sight, which have to be eliminated,“ Merkel said upon arriving at the headquarters of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), where the last day of negotiations is taking place. „It will be a tough day,“ Merkel said.
„As CDU [Christian Democratic Union] we will do everything in our power to seek constructive compromises but we also think that we have to make good policies for our country,“ he explained.
„People also expect us to find solutions and in this spirit I will work today,“ added the chancellor.
After a first failure in November in its attempt to form a government with environmentalists and liberals, Angela Merkel, 63, in power for twelve years, needs to close an alliance with the Social Democrats of the SPD if she wants to govern another four years.