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Germany's SPD sees spike in applicants ahead of coalition talks - DW

The Social Democrats (SPD) have recorded a sudden increase in memberships. The German party's youth wing, Jusos, is campaigning for new members to influence the final vote on governing with Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Social Democrat delegates have had their say: After a narrow vote of 56.1 percent, it's full steam ahead for talks to form a "grand coalition" (GroKo) with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. But before any deal is signed, 440,000 SPD members will have the final say. "GroKo or NoGroKo" -- that will be the question. But that number of party members could be set to rise.

by Bernard on Tue Jan 23rd, 2018 at 09:11:03 PM EST
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