Merkel supports German coalition with Greens, Free Democrats

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for a coalition with the Free Democratic Party and Greens, saying it's the best suited to govern the country.


Speaking Saturday in Dresden to her party's youth wing, Merkel said she'd hold talks with the pro-business FDP and left-leaning Greens and then present her Christian Democratic Union with a coalition proposal for approval.


Merkel's conservative bloc won Sept. 24's election with 33 percent.