berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is prepared to have 'serious and fair' talks with the Social Democratic SPD about forming a stable government. 'Of course we know that such conversations always require compromises,' she emphasized at a press conference at the CDU.
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier invited Merkel, CSU leader Horst Seehofer and SPD leader Martin Schulz to come and talk Thursday. Earlier, the negotiations about a 'Jamaica coalition' failed by dropping out of the liberal FDP.
Seehofer already expressed a preference for Bild am Sonntag for a new 'big coalition' with CDU / CSU and SPD. 'In any case, it is better than a coalition with FDP and the Greens, new elections or a minority government. '
High CDU politicians have indicated that they do not want to put the SPD under pressure in negotiations about a coalition to reach an agreement quickly. They expressed the expectation that serious conversations could only take place after the turn of the year.