Germany: CSU's Seehofer meets Steinmeier after failed coalition talks

The Chairman of the Christian Social Union (CSU), Horst Seehofer, met with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Berlin's Bellevue palace, on Wednesday, following the breakdown in the 'Jamaica' coalition talks. During ongoing talks with Seehofer, the leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU sister-party, Steinmeier will discuss possible ways of overcoming the breakdown and forming a... Еще government. The President is said to have the constitutional responsibility to broker a compromise in order to ensure the proper functioning of German democracy. On Tuesday Steinmeier met with the party leaders of the Greens and FDP to discuss their reasons for pulling out of the 'Jamaica' coalition negotiations. On Thursday he is set to meet with SPD chairman Martin Schulz.

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