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Germany's Angela Merkel ‘Prefers New Vote' After Coalition Talks Fail

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer new elections be held rather than lead a minority government, BBC News reported. Merkel said she will not resign from her position despite the ensuing political crisis after coalition talks failed over the weekend. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier asked the political parties to “reconsider their attitudes” and compromise for the country's “well-being.”