Germany political crisis: What are the options?

Source: BBC News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has failed to set up an unprecedented coalition between her conservatives, the Greens and liberal Free Democrats (FDP).

The idea was nicknamed “Jamaica” because of the parties’ colours – black, green and yellow, like the Jamaican flag.

So what are the options for Germany now?


Minority government

Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), with their Bavarian sister party the CSU, could form a minority government with either the Greens or the FDP.

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