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German parties dispute green color in traffic light coalition talks

Climate policy is one of the main points of contention in Germany's post-election coalition negotiations among the social democrats, the greens and liberals.

Photo: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP / AFP

Monday this week, the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) sat down once again in talks about forming a federal government, which the media has named the traffic light coalition in reference to party colors.

However, even though Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck from the greens arrived along with FDP's Christian Lindner and Volker Wissig to the day's negotiations, the two parties are deeply divided, especially along green lines.

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