The Peace Garden Moderate

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9/19/2005

Who's Winning in Germany?

With polling basically completed, Sunday's German election is over. Now the only problem is figuring out who the winner is. Deutsche Welle reports parties are scrambling to come up with new coalitions, after a very marginal Merkel victory.
Angela Merkel, the Christian Democratic challenger, said that voters had clearly given her the responsibility of forming a government.
The only problem is Schroeder's SDP party hasn't admitted defeat.

SPD leader Franz M√ľntefering meanwhile said that his party would not be willing to participate in a coalition without Chancellor Gerhard Schr√∂der remaining in office.

"We're clearly the strongest party, and that's why it's our responsibility" to conduct coalition negotiations, he said, adding that the SPD would be willing to talk to everyone except the Left Party.
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