North Rhine-Westphalia's State Premier and SPD's member Hannelore... News PhotoAngela Merkel,Attending,Berlin,Chancellor,Christian Democratic Union,Christian Social Union,Democracy,Diplomacy,Election,Frank-Walter Steinmeier,German Social Democratic Party,Germany,Government,Hannelore Kraft,Horst Seehofer,Leadership,North Rhine Westphalia,Organized Group,Parliament Building,Political Party,Politics,Qualification Round,Sigmar Gabriel,Social Democratic Party,Talking,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFP(L-R) North Rhine-Westphalia's State Premier and SPD's member Hannelore Kraft, Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer of the Christian Social Union (CSU), leader of Germany's social democratic (SPD) party Sigmar Gabriel, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's social democratic SPD's faction-leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier attend talks at Jakob Kaisers haus at the German parliament during preliminary talks between Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and SPD in Berlin on October 14, 2013. The exploratory talks with the left-leaning ecologist party are part of Merkel's hunt for a governing partner after her conservatives won September 22 elections but fell short of a ruling majority. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)