berlin - Eighty days after the German parliamentary elections, the leaders of CDU, CSU and SPD started the run that should lead to a new coalition government. On Wednesday evening in Berlin, it was a scintillating conversation between Chancellor Angela Merkel, her Christian-Democratic colleague Horst Seehofer and Social Democrat Martin Schulz. Beforehand it had already been agreed that nothing should be brought out about the course.
The three leaders were joined by the group chairmen Andrea Nahles (SPD), Volker Kauder (CDU) and CSU deputy Alexander Dobrindt. The kick-off was somewhat overshadowed by the call to the SPD not always to come up with new proposals that make the formation of a stable cabinet difficult. Seehofer called that as behavior from the playgroup.