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‘Merkel is finished!’ AfD leader’s stark warning to beleagured Merkel after talks COLLAPSE

GERMANY’s Chancellor Angela Merkel could soon see the end of her decade-long rule over the Bundestag after coalition talks with the Free Democratic Party suddenly collapsed.

Germany may be soon recalled to the polls after Mrs Merkel failed to conclude talks with coalition partners in order to prop up a new Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Government.And AfD co-leader Alice Weidel warned her party was ready to further gains should new elections be called.

She said: “Merkel is finished. This shows that the AfD works because we prevented a black and green government [with the CDU/CSU and Greens].

Germany - Merkel's leadership takes hard hit as coalition talks collapseGETTY/DEUTSCHE WELLE

AfD co-leader Alice Wiedel said Angela Merkel’s leadership is finished


“That’s the clear result here, and we’re preparing ourselves to be a rational opposition party in the Bundestag.”Speaking to Deutsche Welle following the announcement of the collapse of the talks, Dr Weidel welcomed the prospect of a new vote after nearly two months of exploratory talks to establish a so-called Jamaican coalition – so-called because of the parties’ traditional colours resembling those of the Caribbean nation.

She continued: “We’re looking forward to it, and we’re looking forward to potential snap elections.”

Germany has been without a formal Government since the federal election held on September 24 produced a hung Parliament.

Merkel is finished

Alice Weidel

Talks between Mrs Merkel‘s CDU, its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Greens and the pro-business FDP collapsed when the latter suddenly walked out of the negotiations because of lack of “common vision.”FDP leader Christian Lindner said: “The four discussion partners have no common vision for modernisation of the country or a common basis of trust.

“It is better not to govern than to govern badly.”

The crunch talks are widely considered as the biggest test of Mrs Merkel’s leadership in 12 years as Chancellor and her failure to form a Government could mark the end of the political career.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/881977/Germany-Angela-Merkel-AfD-CDU-FDP-German-coalition-Jamaica-Jamaika-collapse-video

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Jane Davies
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Hung by her own petard. Just like Mugabe there comes a time when power rules the head and the final straw has been played and the people retaliate.

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