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Merkel gives nod to Green partnership

Angela Merkel, Germany's Christian Democratic chancellor, on Monday gave her approval to the creation of the first coalition of the CDU and Greens in a move that could transform the country's party-political landscape.

Meanwhile, in an equally ground-breaking decision, the Social Democratic party, junior partner in Ms Merkel's "grand coalition", said it would no longer oppose all forms of co-operation with the Left party in western German states.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon Feb 25th, 2008 at 04:04:38 PM EST

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