From right, Hesse state governor Volker Bouffier, Bavarian governor Horst Seehofer, German Chancellor and chairwoman of the Christian Democrats, CDU, Angela Merkel, Chief of Staff at the chancellery ... more 
From right, Hesse state governor Volker Bouffier, Bavarian governor Horst Seehofer, German Chancellor and chairwoman of the Christian Democrats, CDU, Angela Merkel, Chief of Staff at the chancellery Ronald Pofalla and Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich, left, walk to exploratory talks about an coalition with the Social Democratic Party, SPD, in Berlin, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Following the national elections on Sept. 22, 2013, Merkel is still in negotiations for a coalition partner for her third term. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Markus Schreiber
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 10:22 AM EDT