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Poll: 'grand coalition' favored in Germany

September 27, 2013
Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — A poll shows that a "grand coalition" of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Germany's main center-left party is the country's preferred option for a new government.

Merkel won last Sunday's parliamentary election but saw her pro-business coalition partner wiped out. She is seeking an alliance with one of two center-left rivals — the Social Democrats or the smaller Greens.

An ARD television poll of 1,000 people conducted Tuesday and Wednesday found 48 percent prefer a grand coalition with the Social Democrats, ahead of 18 percent support for a conservative-Green alliance. It gave a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 points.

The Social Democrats are holding a convention Friday to consider their next steps, amid pressure for leaders to ballot members on any deal.



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