This file photo taken on February 26, 2018 shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she gives a speech during her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party's congress in Berlin. / AFP / Tobias SCHWARZ
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Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted decisively for another coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives Sunday, clearing the way for a new government in Europe's largest economy and ending months of political uncertainty.Merkel took to her party's Twitter feed to congratulate the SPD.The SPD ballot pitted the leadership of the center-left party against the radical youth wing, which wanted the SPD to rebuild in opposition after a disastrous election showing.The party, already one of Europe's largest, has seen tens of thousands of new members join this year.The SPD was forced to revisit its original plan to go into opposition after the failure of Merkel's initial attempt to form a coalition with two smaller parties.
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