February 5, 2018 / 6:52 PM / 6 months ago

German coalition talks drag on, to continue on Tuesday: party sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s would-be coalition partners will continue negotiations about forming another “grand coalition” on Tuesday, party sources told Reuters late on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) makes a statement before the coalition talks at the Social Democratic Party (SPD) headquarters in Berlin, Germany, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

Negotiators from both political blocs agreed that more time was needed to reach a deal, the sources said. They said the talks - initially expected to conclude on Sunday - would now continue on Tuesday in the party headquarters of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in Berlin.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke and Holger Hansen; Writing by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Andrea Shalal

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