Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

German Chancellor urges for younger ministers in reformed government

German Chancellor urges for younger ministers in reformed government

Last week, she secured a deal with the SPD to renew a right-left alliance that has ruled Germany since 2013 after making painful concessions on Europe and fiscal policy as well as ceding the finance ministry.

Germany's most prominent female politician, meanwhile, is herself under pressure to reshuffle her party's ageing personnel in coming weeks.

She insisted that she would remain party leader and complete her full four-year term as chancellor.

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"I understand the disappointment", she told the ZDF broadcaster last night. "That includes youth and experience".

And Mrs May will round-off the process in about three weeks' time with a pitch on what kind of overall relationship the United Kingdom wants with the European Union after we leave. They said they would now focus on pushing for passage of the coalition agreement.

She sought to allay fears among conservatives that by ceding the finance ministry, the next government will stray from the strict fiscal discipline enforced by former finance ministerWolfgang Schaeuble. "We don't live in a monarchy where you can arrange your own successor", the 37-year-old said. "This is a good coalition deal". "It expresses the commonalities of two partners without a joint agenda".

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The coalition deal has yet to be approved by the SPD's approximately 460,000 members, whose verdict will be announced on 4 March.

Germany's Social Democrats nominated a new leader who said she'll lobby for a government alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel, potentially moving the country closer to ending months of political deadlock. We looked on the coalition agreement text, which provides directions on the new German coalition´s position on energy and carbon.

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