SPD OKs coalition with Merkel

Angela Merkel: all the signs point to a win, but who will be her governing partner?

Angela Merkel to be confirmed for a third term on Tuesday.

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) in an inner party referendum approved a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel; SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel will become minister for economics and energy.

Almost 76% out of the 78% of SPD members who participated in the poll voted in favour of a coalition with Merkel' Christian Democrats (CDU) and her Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) sister party.

Merkel on Tuesday is slated to be voted again for Chancellor, in her third term.

Merkel in a change to her cabinet will create a new ministry for economics and energy that will be headed by SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel.

With that, Gabriel will be the main responsible for the Energiewende - Germany's move away from nuclear and Log in to read complete article.

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