berlin - Within the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) the aversion to new elections is growing. Party leader Martin Schulz has made it clear in the current political stalemate that he no longer wants a coalition with Merkel's Christian Democrats and that new elections are therefore needed.
After the parliamentary elections of 24 September, negotiations on the only realistic coalition government without the SPD have since failed.
Schulz 'claim that the voter should speak again and that the SPD is not afraid of a new ballot, is under attack in the SPD, German media reported on Wednesday. Especially the right wing of the party thinks that Schulz is acting irresponsibly.
For example, the SPD could better tolerate a minority government from Merkel. Schulz is Thursday with President Steinmeier to discuss the political deadlock. Frank-Walter Steimeier is also an SPD man.