German Greens, FDP cosy up as coalition dance begins

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By Madeline Chambers and Paul Carrel BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Greens said on Wednesday they had held a good first round of talks with the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) and planned to meet them again, though the two ‘kingmakers’ were at odds over which larger partner to join in a new coalition government. The upbeat message from the Greens’ Annalena Baerbock came after a smiling selfie of FDP and Green leaders together at an initial meeting late on Tuesday went viral, with the cosiness of the unlikely allies’ meeting sparking a raft of jokes. The Greens and FDP, who are from opposite ends of…

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