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German SPD leader: Tensions over migrants, ‘waiting to see’ on new election

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BERLIN  – The situation in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition is extremely tense, the leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) Andrea Nahles said on Wednesday, leaving open the question of a possible new election.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has objected to plans to turn back at Germany's borders any migrant seeking asylum who has already been registered and fingerprinted in another EU country. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Chancellor Angela Merkel has objected to plans to turn back at Germany’s borders any migrant seeking asylum who has already been registered and fingerprinted in another EU country. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

After four hours of talks late on Tuesday with Merkel and her conservative Bavarian allies which failed to resolve a row on migrant policy that threatens the coalition, Nahles, said:

“In all questions, including in migrant policy, we have a very tense situation in the coalition …It is unsatisfactory that this week we have standstill and it is unclear what will happen.”

Asked if she was preparing for a new election, she said: “I don’t know. To be honest with you, we are waiting to see.”

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