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FT.com / World - Row as German SPD joins Left in pact
A new row broke out in Germany's Social Democratic party on Thursday after its officials in the state of Hesse agreed to work with the radical Left party in order to form a government in the state parliament.

Meeting in Wiesbaden on Tuesday night, SPD officials in Hesse approved the formation of a minority government by its regional leader Andrea Ypsilanti with the backing of the Left.

Although Left ministers would not be offered jobs in the cabinet, a deal would mark the first time SPD and Left party worked together in a large western state.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Thu Aug 14th, 2008 at 07:52:54 PM EST
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