Merkel's partners in the outgoing government, the center-left Social Democrats, initially refused to consider a repeat but said Friday they're open to holding talks.
"I am absolutely not convinced that, if we can do nothing with the result, we should ask people to vote again", the center-right Christian Democratic Union leader said at a local party conference.
Negotiations "should be viewed as failed" if there is no deal by Christmas and the conservatives should instead aim for an unprecedented minority government, the resolution said.
Leading SPD politicians however signalled they were ready to flex their muscles. Two of Merkel's three terms to date have been in such a coalition.
The CSU is the Bavarian sister party of Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU).
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has stepped in to try to solve the crisis, putting particular pressure on the SPD - his party - to change its mind about a grand coalition.
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But with Europe's top economy facing prolonged political uncertainty after the collapse of the Jamaica talks, and with fears that snap polls would mainly benefit the far-right Afd (Alternative for Germany), Schulz caved to demands to soften his stance.
After four years ruling together with the CDU and receiving its worst ever results in the federal vote, the SPD announced that it had no intention to enter into another grand coalition and would prefer to remain an opposition voice in the Bundestag.
Mr Lindner told reporters: "It is better not to govern than to govern badly".
Steinmeier is scheduled to meet with Merkel, SPD leader Martin Schulz and CSU leader Horst Seehofer Thursday.
A "Jamaica" coalition would have "shattered into a thousand pieces within months", he added, given the parties' differing views on everything from migration to climate protection to eurozone reforms.
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Schiano had been out of coaching since 2013, after he was sacked by the Buccaneers following an 11-21 tenure in two seasons. He had a run of success at Rutgers , posting a 68-67 record as the Scarlet Knights' head coach from 2001-2011.
According to the team, Wall suffered a "knee-to-knee contact" injury vs. the Mavericks way back on November 7th. Early Saturday, the Washington Wizards announced that John Wall underwent an MRI exam on his injured left knee.
However, But Prof Paul Roderick, co-author of the study, said it was hard to ascertain whether coffee had made the difference. The most grounded advantages of coffee utilization were seen in lessened dangers of liver disease, including growth.
Three of the accidents were reported from Uttar Pradesh and one from Odisha. "Relief operations are underway", Malviya said. The incident has disrupted the movement of trains on the Patna-Allahabad route.
However, filming for the episode, which was supposed to be the end of the 17th series of Doctor Who , came to a halt. However, due to strike action at the BBC, production was interrupted halfway through and never resumed.
The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce will be open on Small Business Saturday to help promote local shopping on that day. Columbia also gets in on the Shop Small movement with stores in Five Points offering sales and specials on Saturday .
But not this time, as Tai was crowned the Hong Kong Super Series champion defeating the second seed Indian 21-18, 21-18. But a string of errors and a flawless display by Tai lead to Sindhu losing 5 straight points and the match itself.
Rose is dealing with a sprained left ankle he suffered on November 7 and is set to be re-evaluated in the next two weeks. One team source told ESPN of Rose: "He's exhausted of being hurt and it's taking a toll on him mentally".
Sources revealed that the home department in the would press more charges on Hafiz Saeed to keep him in detention. Despite U.S. sanctions on Saeed, the cleric has been living freely in Pakistan and delivering anti-U.S. speeches.
UCLA names Chip Kelly new head football coach
He won 12 games in each of his last three years with OR and went 10-3 in his first season with the school in 2009. His high-powered and high-paced offense helped lead the Ducks to a 46-7 record and multiple bowls in 4 years.
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President Donald Trump and Time magazine are in disagreement over the mag's upcoming " Person of the Year " cover. He says he told the magazine that "probably" isn't good enough, and he would pass on the opportunity. "Amazing.
Apple iPhone SE could be set for a comeback in 2018
If the iPhone SE 2 is truly exclusive to India to start, it may signal a change in marketing strategy for Apple. Recently, there have been reports that Apple is planning to release what we can call, for now, the iPhone SE 2.