After 12years as Europe’s most powerful politician Angela Merkel’s political power appears to be waning after talks to form a coalition government with the Greens and the Free Democrats broke down.
I will do everything possible as transitional Chancellor to ensure that this country will be well led through these difficult weeks.
So what happens next, Merkel’s Christian Democrats could approach their previous governing partners the Social Democrats but so far they have ruled out another grand coalition. Merkel told a German TV station she would prefer new elections to forming a minority government.
There’s never been a minority government in post-war Germany.So far it is possible the CDU could do it if we Democrats this morning already said they would support it in case it would happen.So I think it is possible the question is really does Merkel want to do this.
Merkel said she would run again for Chancellor if there were new elections but that could backfire the far-right anti-migrant alternative for Germany or AFD party gained almost 13% of the vote in September they sense further gains.
It was very probable that the AFD will get stronger that actually would be even more difficult to form a government.
Germany took in over a million asylum seekers at the height of Europe’s migrant crisis in 2015 an issue that continues to be Merkel’s electoral Achilles heel.It is reported the coalition talks broke down partly over the right of migrants to bring family members to Germany.
It will also be we all remain a very important in the future because the issue of migration won’t disappear and she and her successors will have to deal with that as well.
This stalemate will have wider implications.
Germany for the next couple of months will be more inward looking.They were to deal with domestic political issues finding a governing coalition.I will not be able to intervene politically in issues that just Brexit affair or euro-zone reform to extend others might have hoped.
French president Emmanuel Macron who hoped to drive EU reform alongside.Merkel has expressed concern at the German stalemate analysts say it’s part of an established pattern.
Germany is basically part of this larger shift and Western democracies that you have fragmentation of parties that you have increasing instability.
Well Angela Merkel remains Germany’s interim chancellor.She is struggling to find a way forward just as Europe seeks strong leadership to ster it out of recent crises.
Angela Merkel仍然是德国的临时总理。 正当欧洲寻求强有力的领导才能摆脱最近的危机时，她正在努力寻找前进之路。
Henry Ridgwell for VOA news London.