Merkel Warns of Tough Talks as Clock Ticks on Coalition Deal

(L to R) State Premier for the state of Hesse, CDU's Volker Bouffier, an unidentified delegate member, German Health Minister Hermann Groehe, CDU's general whip Klaus Schueler and State Premier for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, CDUs Armin Laschet take a break on the balcony outside a meeting room during further exploratory talks with members of potential coalition parties to form a new government on November 16, 2017 in Berlin. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN
(Nov. 15, 2017 - Source: AFP)