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Potential Ally Urges Merkel to Give up Finance Ministry

Potential Ally Urges Merkel to Give up Finance Ministry

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:04 AM

BERLIN (AP) — A key potential ally in Germany's next government is insisting that Chancellor Angela Merkel's party shouldn't keep the finance ministry because that gives her too much power.

Exploratory talks on a potential coalition of Merkel's conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats and traditionally left-leaning Greens start this week. Merkel's current partners, the center-left Social Democrats, vowed to go into opposition after last month's election.

Outgoing Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, a member of Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, has been a powerful figure for the past eight years. He's leaving to become parliament speaker.

The Free Democrats' leader, Christian Lindner, told Tuesday's edition of the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that "anything would be better than keeping the chancellery and the finance ministry in the CDU's hands ... that has not stood the test."

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A key potential ally in Germany's next government is insisting that Chancellor Angela Merkel's party shouldn't keep the finance ministry because that gives her too much power.Exploratory talks on a potential coalition of Merkel's conservatives, the pro-business Free...
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