Berlin [Germany], Nov 27 (ANI): Chancellor Angela Merkel faced pressure from inside her conservative bloc to aim for a quick coalition deal with center-left Social Democrats rivals, without conceding too much ground on core issues such as immigration.
According to several media reports, the leader of Germany's Social Democratic Party (SDP) Martin Schulz said he will not stand in the way of his party forming a "grand coalition" with Merkel's conservatives, signalling a potential end to a lengthy deadlock over the formation of a new German government.
Welcoming the prospect of talks with her former partner, Merkel defended the record of the last coalition.
German politics has been plunged into several days of uncertainty following the collapse of the talks, which broke down over issues related to the refugee crisis and environmental policies.
It is not yet clear whether the SPD will enter into a new coalition with Mrs Merkel, or whether it will only offer to prop up a minority government from the outside, the report said.