Berlin [Germany], Mar 4 (ANI): German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) received a boost on Sunday as the Social Democratic Party (SPD) agreed to form a "grand coalition" government with them, ending months of political uncertainty across the country.
The agreement by the SPD has now guaranteed Merkel a fourth term in office.
"A majority of 66.02 percent members of 463,723 eligible SPD members voted in favour of renewing the constellation that has governed Germany for the last four years," SPD treasurer, Dietmar Nietan, confirmed at the party's headquarters in Berlin, The Guardian reported.
The leadership of the SPD had initially ruled out joining Merkel in the government in the wake of historically disappointing results at federal elections in September last year.
The SPD lawmakers will now finalise six ministerial posts, with Scholz confirming on Sunday that there would be three female and three male ministers.
Merkel would be officially sworn in on March 14. (ANI)