(FOX NEWS) Talks to form a coalition government in Germany collapsed on Sunday, plunging the county into its worst political crisis since World War II.
In a surprise move, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) withdrew from talks after more than four weeks of negotiations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the environmentalist Greens, according to Reuters. The FDP said there was not enough common ground to continue the talks.
The collapse was shocking since the main sticking points – immigration and climate change policy — were not seen as FDP signature issues.
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