“A cabinet with Andrea Nahles [the General Secretary of the Social Democratic Party] and Alexander Dobrindt [the General Secretary of the Christian Democratic Union] — a horror movie,” jokes Die Tageszeitung with a front page image referencing Fritz Lang’s famous film M (1931).
The daily joins a chorus of dozens of politicians and intellectuals, including writers Günter Grass and Bernhard Schlink, in opposing the formation of a grand coalition between Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats.
November 25 was marked by the presentation of an outline coalition contract, but the two parties have yet to agree terms on crucial issues such as the introduction of a minimum wage, pension funding and motorway tolls, explains TAZ.
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