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German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats... News PhotoAngela Merkel,Berlin,Chairperson,Chairwoman,Chancellor of Germany,Christian Democratic Union,Contract,Day,Discussion,German Social Democratic Party,Germany,Horizontal,Organized Group,Political Party,Politics,Sigmar Gabriel,Social Democratic Party,The MediaPhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2013 The Asahi ShimbunBERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 27: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel (C) and Chairman of the German Social Democrats (SPD) Sigmar Gabriel (L) discuss the three parties' coalition contract with the media after signing it earlier in the day on November 27, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The three parties worked their way through arduous negotiations on policy issues that concluded with a 17-hour overnight session last night in order to hammer out the final details that will make a new German coalition government possible. The agreement still requires approval by party delegates, which especially in the case of the SPD is uncertain. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)