German elections: president asks Merkel to break deadlock

Marc Ostwald, global strategist at ADM Investor Services International. said in an email that "as a point of historical note, there is no precedent for fresh general elections so quickly after the previous one".

The dollar was weaker around ¥112 in Tokyo trading on Monday, affected by the euro's slide against the Japanese currency after German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly failed to conclude talks on forming a coalition government.

"As chancellor. I will do everything to ensure that this country comes out well through this difficult time", she said. The center-right politician said that she was ready to lead Germany for four more years, but that she felt a majority government was necessary for stability in Germany and Europe.

Germany, Europe's largest economy and anchor of stability, is facing the prospect of months of political uncertainty after Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives were unable to form a coalition with two smaller parties, raising the likelihood of new elections.

An extended period of political limbo in Germany means a range of decisions on the national and EU level will be on hold - most notably on French President Emmanuel Macron's proposals to overhaul the eurozone.

She said she would stay on as acting Chancellor and would consult with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on how to move forward, adding that a deal had been within reach.

Many analysts expect this to be a relatively calm week of trading, with U.S. markets closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and with few major data releases. "Nothing would be worse than to get into a relationship about which we know that it will end in a dirty divorce", Kubicki said.

The Free Democrats (FDP), a pro-business party, withdrew suddenly from the coalition after more than a month of negotiating with Merkel's conservative bloc.

Nex Group fell sharply as it reported a fall in first-half profit amid challenging market conditions, while William Hill slipped despite the bookmaker saying it was on track to deliver on its 2018 expectations. Slideshow (7 Images) The SPD, which came second in the September election, said it had no wish to recreate its alliance with Merkel and that voters should be given a say. Both options seem less than ideal at the moment, as politicians fear that the far-right Alternative for German (AfD) party could secure more than its current 13 percent of votes.

Germany has been under leadership vaccum eversince the elections that concluded in September 24, resulted in a hung parliament.

His remarks appeared aimed at the FDP and the Social Democrats (SPD), who on Monday ruled out renewing their "grand coalition" with the conservatives.

Several hours ahead of Merkel's comments, President Steinmeier appeared to rule out snap elections for now, instead emphasizing the obligation each party had to the voters.

"I think it's an absolute strength of our democracy, our society, that we are capable of compromise - it's because of that that we have been such a stable and strong country in the past", Tauber said. Party chairman Christian Lindner said, "It's better not to govern, than to govern wrongly". They want to reinvigorate the German economy and shake up the status quo. "We are not afraid of repeat elections".

Merkel was meeting with Steinmeier Monday to discuss the crisis but planned talks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte were hastily cancelled.

(Derechos de autor © 2015. Todos los derechos reservados.)
 
Recomendado

GameStop Black Friday Deals: Discounts On PS4 Pro, Xbox One S Consoles
Thief and Just Cause 3 are at 70/80% off, which also put them in the realm of instabuy if you don't already have them. Bungie offered some new story details and a look at other content from the upcoming DLC in a recent livestream.

Liverpool v Southampton: match preview
The German missed a home match against Sunderland in February 2016 as he had an emergency operation for appendicitis. He used the week to recover from different things and he's in a good way, ready to be involved.

Martin Truex Jr. wins 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title
While that race will still run (now a couple of weeks later), it will be a "special event" that Pirelli World Challenge hosts. The sport, which already has seen attendance and television ratings dip, certainly won't be the same without him.

Ronaldo wants 7 children and as many Ballon d'Or awards!
Home matches against Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund then stand between Madrid and the Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. This campaign, Real Madrid have not replicated the unabated rhythm that defined the latter months of the 2016-17 season.

Arsenal v Tottenham: Danny Higginbotham's tacitcal preview
Despite Arsenal's plight, Pochettino believes it would be foolish to take victory for granted against wounded opponents. However, their concern has to be their form away home and when they play opposition that are above them in the table.

FIFA World Cup Finals: Start Date, Format, Details
The colours used in the '94 home kit were yellow, red and navy blue, while the navy blue did not feature in the white away jersey. The teams' fates are now down to the luck or ill fortune of the draw, with the seedings throwing up some intriguing permutations.

Real To Offer Crazy Swap Deal For Neymar — Reports
Substitute Dominic Solanke could have won it for England at the death but his touch let him down in front of goal. He has all the attributes of the top players I've worked with, but he's still only 20.

Kim Kardashian's perfume grosses $10 million before anyone's even smelled it
Ahead of the party, Kim Kardashian has shared a playlist of her favourite songs to listen to while preparing for a party. Like most things exclusive, they're for a select few as only 300,000 bottles of the in-demand perfume were produced.

West Ham star's incredible act after gruesome injury
He has notched only five goals in the calendar year and he so rarely brings together his qualities in a positive way. Making matters worse for the east London club was a gruesome injury to record signing Arnautovic in the second half.

Gamers celebrate victory as EA removes microtransactions from Star Wars: Battlefront II
Even with paid microtransactions out of the picture, Battlefront 2's progression system is still a confusing, unsatisfying mess. We're talking about the game that literally everyone hates and had the worst attempt at damage control I've ever seen .

Trump's Nuclear Authority reviewed in US Senate
Even more arbitrary is Congress' interest in inviting itself into the war room, which it has carefully avoided since World War II. In a September speech at the United Nations, Trump said the United States would " totally destroy North Korea " if it had to.

Houthi Rebels Threaten To Attack Saudi Oil Tankers
Saudi Arabia has stepped up its rhetoric against Hezbollah and Iran, accusing both of supporting Shiite rebels in Yemen. Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he will return home "in days" to formally submit his resignation.

La Liga: Atletico and Real Madrid draw first derby at Metropolitano
There was a good tempo to the first half, although the game was repeatedly interrupted by needless fouls an small scuffles. Real Madrid are still psychologically fragile and if Atletico can land some early punches then they may falter.

Three Reports Highlight Infected Apps In Google Play Store — Android Malware List
Much to the surprise of many Android users, Alibaba-owned UC Browser disappeared from Google Play Store last night. Development of an accessibility service requires extending this class and implementing its abstract methods.

Microstransactions Suspends From Star Wars Battlefront 2 — Breaking
It really wouldn't do to have such negative PR swirling around the Star Wars brand this close to the release date of Episode 8 . And this prodigy child of Star Wars games just delivered one of the worst microtransactions scandals of the latest years.


Mas noticias

Noticias
Mas noticias