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Democrats will negotiate with Merkel

German Social Democrats decided to enter talks on joining Chancellor Angela Merkel as junior partners in a “grand coalition” between the two largest parties.

About 85 percent of 229 SPD delegates voted to start coalition negotiations with Merkel’s bloc on Oct. 23, the day after the lower house of parliament, or Bundestag, holds its first post-election session.

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