News Digest Item
06 Dec 2017

SPD deputy head: New German government unlikely before spring

Hamburger Abendblatt

A new government is unlikely to be formed in Germany before spring 2018, Olaf Scholz, deputy leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), told the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper. Scholz, who also is mayor of Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city, said that “I don’t expect a federal government, in whatever constellation, to be formed before spring”, adding that Germany nevertheless remained politically stable with its current acting government coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance and the SPD.

Find the article in German here (behind paywall).

See CLEW’s Coalition Watch and the CLEW article Government gridlock for background.

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