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German politicians stitch together coalition deal

From left: The conservative Christian Social Union Horst Seehofer, German Chancellor and leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union Angela Merkel, and social democratic SPD party leader Martin Schulz face reporters in Berlin on Wednesday, after sealing their power-sharing deal.


GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) on Wednesday agreed to a coalition deal, taking Europe's economic powerhouse closer to a new government after months of uncertainty that spooked allies and investors.

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