German Chancellor Angela Merkel argued with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan over the shortcomings of the coalition government. RIA News…
During Merkel’s last visit to Turkey as chancellor, Erdogan admitted that there was a successful period in relations between the countries, but it was always difficult to work with the coalition government. “There were many problems in Turkey under him, but with the transition to a presidential system, we got rid of them and began to work intensively,” the Turkish leader said at a joint press conference.
In turn, Merkel indicated that the coalition government is suitable for Germany and the country is not going to switch to the presidential system. In response, Erdogan reminded her that she had complained about difficulties in her work. “It’s true, but that’s how life is,” the chancellor agreed.
In the September 26 elections, the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) won with 25.7 percent of the vote, while the conservative CDU / Christian Social Union (CSU) bloc gained only 24.1 percent. SPD candidate for German chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to agree on the formation of a coalition before Christmas. At the moment, until the new ruling coalition comes to power, Chancellor’s powers remain with Angela Merkel. According to her forecast, the new government of the country will be pro-European, “which knows what Europe means for peace and freedom in our country.”