German Parties Finalize Centrist Coalition Agreement

Christian Democrats and Social Democrats finalize a deal that keeps Angela Merkel in power.

Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel delivers a televised address from the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, November 18, 2015 (Bundesregierung/Sandra Steins)
  • 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.

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