February 2, 2018 / 1:33 PM / a year ago

Seehofer sees no reason to extend German coalition talks beyond Sunday

Leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer arrives for coalition talks at the Social Democratic Party (SPD) headquarters in Berlin, Germany, February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Mang

BERLIN (Reuters) - Horst Seehofer, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian ally, said he saw no reason to extend negotiations on forming a new German coalition beyond an initial deadline of Sunday night.

“I think we’ll get this done in the coming days,” Seehofer told reporters on arrival for negotiations on Friday. “So far, there is no reason to expect we will need longer than Sunday.”

Reporting by Paul Carrel, editing by Thomas Escritt

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