February 5, 2018 / 6:52 PM / 9 months ago

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

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

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.

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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