Coalition

From left, German Social Democratic Party (SPD), chairman  Sigmar Gabriel, Chancellor and chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel and the chairman of the Christian Social Union (CSU), Horst Seehofer are reflected as they brief the media at a news conference after they signed  a coalition agreement in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. On Wednesday night Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Germany's main center-left party reached a deal to form a new government, more than two months after the country's elections. Negotiators from Merkel's Union bloc and the Social Democrats concluded their agreement to form a "grand coalition" of Germany's biggest parties after a final all-night round of talks.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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From left, Sigmar Gabriel, German Social Democratic Party chair, Angela Merkel, chancellor and chair of the Christian Democratic Union, and Horst Seehofer, chair of the Christian Social Union, are reflected as they brief the media at a news conference after signing a coalition agreement in Berlin, Germany Read more

Queen Elizabeth II Attends The State Opening Of Parliament...LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Yeomen of the Guard march through the House of Lords ahead of the State Opening of Parliament on May 8, 2013 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II will unveil the coalition government's legislative programme in a speech delivered to Members of Parliament and Peers in The House of Lords today. Proposed legislation is expected to be introduced on toughening immigration regulations, capping social care costs in England and setting a single state pension rate of 144 GBP per week.  (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Yeomen of the Guard march through the House of Lords ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in London, England, on Wednesday. Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the coalition government’s legislative programme in a speech delivered to members of parliament and peers in the House of Lords. Read more