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Pro-business party OKs formal talks on new German government – CBS17.com

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Posted: Oct 18, 2021 / 10:02 AM EDT
/ Updated: Oct 18, 2021 / 10:02 AM EDT

Christian Lindner, parliamentary group leader and party leader of the FDP, comes to a joint meeting of the FDP federal executive and the newly elected members of the Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. They will discuss the start of coalition negotiations with the SPD and the Greens. Earlier, the party executive committee had already met. (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP)

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s pro-business Free Democrats on Monday became the last of three parties to back the start of formal coalition talks on forming a new government.

The Free Democrats leader, Christian Lindner, said the party’s national executive unanimously agreed to take the step following weeks of informal talks with the center-left Social Democrats and the environmentalist Greens.

Lindner said the…

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