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Paul MAURICE, quoted on RFI 

Germany's FDP holds Strong Cards in Post-Election Haggling

Buoyant from its best election result in 10 years, Germany's liberal FDP party looks set to play a outsized role in coalition negotiations to form the next government.



The party was especially popular with first-time voters on Sunday, winning 23 percent support from them -- a tie for first place with the Greens.

Lindner, who joined the FDP aged 16 and became its leader at 34, has made no secret of his next ambition: to become finance minister in a coalition government.

  • With the liberals "looking very keen to go into government" according to Paul Maurice, a member of the Franco-German Studies Committee at the French Institute of International Relations, his wish might just come true.


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