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Merkel urged German politicians to show flexibility

October 16 2005

Reducing unemployment and national budget deficits will be the main priorities in the new government of Germany, Angela Merkel, who will head the German government after the resignation will leave the current chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder. At the same time, she said, will take several weeks for the final organization and optimization of a new government. In this regard, Ms. Merkel urged German politicians to show flexibility in negotiations on the composition of the new government.

October 10 this year German Social Democrats and the Conservatives failed to reach an agreement pursuant to which the leader of the opposition bloc CDU / CSU, Angela Merkel will become the next chancellor of Germany, SPD's current Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will receive 8 of the 14 seats in the new government. Representatives of the SPD in the Cabinet will go to Germany, in particular, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Labor, Justice, Health, Transport, Environment and the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Representatives of the opposition bloc CDU / CSU receives six ministerial portfolios - the Ministry of Defence, Interior, Agriculture, Education, and Ministry for Family Affairs. Ministry of Economy also get block Merkel - his head leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), Edmund Stoiber. ITAR-TASS reported with reference to Der Spiegel

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