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Germany: No sex before marriage

No sex before marriage – Mohr
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Munich)

After her landslide victory in the September 22 elections Angela Merkel is looking for a coalition partner. The Chancellor would prefer to join forces with the Social Democrats (SPD), with whom she worked between 2005-2007. Their leader, Sigmar Gabriel, is certainly the preferred choice.

However, many of her party's members are hostile to such a marriage and are demanding an internal vote on the plan to organise a "grand coalition.

Meanwhile, the left-wing Die Linke party, which became the country's third political force in the election, has called for a vote among its members, as well as those from the SPD and Greens, on whether to form a coalition between their three parties.