Should the rest of Europe worry? Germany's president called on cooler heads to prevail after he received Angela Merkel the day after coalition talks collapsed. She's still in the driver's seat to form the next government but after nearly two months of negotiations, the odds of uncertainty have shot up in Germany. Political rivals are quick to blame the Liberals. But is it the FDP's Christian Lindner that's the problem? Or an Angela Merkel who's been known to eat coalition partners for breakfast?
Produced by Charles WENTE, Maya-Anaïs YATAGHÈNE, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN and François PICARD.
FRANCE 24 correspondent in Berlin
Journalist and Commentator
Elisabeth HUMBERT DORFMULLER
Member of the SPD party
Lecturer on Government, Harvard University