Wed Sep 14th, 2005 at 06:50:44 AM EST
A quote from Schröder today, in CNN International:
Schröder rejects coalition talk
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder insisted Wednesday that he will not form an alliance with the new Left Party after this weekend's German election and dismissed as "absurd" speculation over other possible coalitions.
Buoyed by polls this month that have shown his party clawing back support, Schroeder said his aim was "for the Social Democrats to be the strongest party."
"The trend is upward," the chancellor was quoted as telling the daily Passauer Neue Presse. "There is a lot of movement in the polls."
Politically yes, but will he make a coalition, if it keeps him in power?