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The veteran leader says she feels no decline of her authority and wants to stay at the helm of Europe's biggest economy until 2021
The SPD's thumbs-up will come as a huge relief to Angela Merkel, staving off the threat of snap polls or the unappealing prospect of leading an unstable minority government
Angela Merkel has been scrambling to avert snap elections after arduous talks to form a new government with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the left-leaning Greens broke down a week ago
(UPDATED) The veteran leader says she is 'very skeptical' about a minority government, stressing that Germany needed a stable government 'that does not need to seek a majority for every decision'
(UPDATED) The talks, which turned increasingly acrimonious, stumbles on issues including the divisive matter of immigration
Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the left-leaning Greens are to announce whether they have found enough common ground to begin formal coalition negotiations
Will German Chancellor Angela Merkel secure a 4th term?
Merkel presents a program she said was focused on bolstering Germany s economic strength and social cohesion
With German parties shifting into campaign mode presidential succession discussions have turned into a display of political power
The results from Germany s second most populous region point to a strong likelihood that Merkel will clinch a third term next Sunday September 22