Following the failed coalition negotiations in Germany after the Free Democratic Party (FDP) pulled out of the talks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a local television interview that she does not intend to resign. However, she added that she would prefer new elections over the establishment of a minority government and if necessary, she will run again.
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After the harsh blow that German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered while attempting to form a government, she stated today (Monday) that she does not intend to resign following the failed coalition negotiations. Merkel made her remarks after the Free Democratic Party (FDP) unexpectedly pulled out of the coalition talks.
Merkel emphasized during a local television interview that she is prepared to serve for another four years and that currently, it is important for her to relay a message of stability to Germany, Europe and the entire world. She also said that she would prefer new elections over establishing a minority government and if necessary, she will run for office again.
When asked about the possibility of forming a grand coalition with the Social Democrats, Merkel stated that she will wait for the parties’ answers after they meet with the president on Wednesday. However, the German Chancellor said that demanding her resignation would not be a good start towards building a coalition.