Germany's SPD votes for coalition talks with Merkel

Germany's Social Democrats have voted to hold formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc.

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    Germany's Social Democrats have voted to hold formal talks about forming a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc. Party delegates narrowly approved the step at a conference in Bonn.

    Some had argued they should not prop up another Merkel government. The German chancellor has been unable to form a coalition since the elections in September.

    Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports from Bonn.


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