German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel (C) Bavarian state Premier and leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer (L) and German Transport ... more 
German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel (C) Bavarian state Premier and leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer (L) and German Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer leave after preliminary talks between Germany's conservative (CDU/CSU) parties and the SPD at the Parliamentary Society in Berlin October 17, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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