Germany: 'Practical test' rather than a 'national crisis' — Bundestag president on coalition talks collapse

Germany: 'Pratical test' rather than a 'national crisis' — Bundestag president on coalition talks collapse President of the German Bundestag Wolfgang Schauble referred to the break down of the so-called 'Jamaica' coalition talks as a «practical test» rather than a «national crisis», during an ordinary Bundestag session in Berlin on Tuesday. Schauble went on to emphasise that democratic order... Еще requires a «viable majority», and both the elected delegates and the voters carry a responsibility to uphold the democratic basis of the German parliament. In addition, the Bundestag president reminded attendees of the parliamentary session that Germany also has a responsibility to Europe and to «many other countries in the world» to act as a reliable partner. Schauble's commens come after the Free Democratic Party (FDP) announced that it would pull out from the ‘Jamaica’ coalition negotiations on Sunday. FDP leader Christian Lindner claimed that there was no «basis of trust» between German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Christian Social Union (CSU) and the Greens. The move sees Merkel's potential coalition collapse which may result in a snap election.

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