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Merkel Welcomes German Govt Deal, Wants to Dive into Work

Merkel Welcomes German  Govt Deal, Wants to Dive into Work

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday welcomed the Social Democrats’ vote in favor of a new ruling coalition and said “it’s important that as government we start quickly with our work.”
Merkel spoke to reporters in Berlin a day after the center-left Social Democrats voted overwhelmingly to remain in a coalition with Merkel’s conservatives, giving her the support needed to secure a fourth term as the leader of Europe’s most powerful economy.
Parliament is expected to meet March 14 to re-elect Merkel as chancellor, ending the longest time Germany has been without a new government after an election in its postwar history. The national election was Sept. 24.
“Almost six months after election day, the people in Germany have the right that something is happening and that we implement what we have said we would do,” Merkel said.
Merkel also stressed that it was important for Europe to have a functioning German government again. (AP)