German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday. Photo: EPA German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday. Photo: EPA
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday. Photo: EPA

Merkel seals deal to form German 'grand coalition' with SPD

Key concessions point to a working parliament, but deal still faces crucial vote of SPD members

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday. Photo: EPA German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday. Photo: EPA
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday. Photo: EPA
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