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.
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.”