German Parties Finalize Centrist Coalition Agreement

Christian Democrats and Social Democrats finalize a deal that allows Angela Merkel to stay in power for four more years.

German chancellor Angela Merkel answers questions from reporters in Valletta, Malta, November 11, 2015
German chancellor Angela Merkel answers questions from reporters in Valletta, Malta, November 11, 2015 (European Council)
  • Christian Democrats and Social Democrats have finalized a deal for another “grand coalition” government in Germany.
  • The agreement would allow Angela Merkel to remain chancellor for four more years.
  • Social Democratic Party members need to approve it first.