The Greens and the Free Democrats have held a first meeting on the long road to forming a new German coalition government. Both the SPD and the CDU/CSU hope to secure the support of the two kingmakers.
Both the Greens and the pro-free market FDP are likely to join a three-party coalition government. But do they have anything in common?
Exclusive — Afghan refugees should not take 'dangerous' road to Europe, FDP top candidate Christian Lindner says
Speaking to DW, FDP lead candidate Christian Lindner recommended focusing on finding safe refuge for Afghans in "the immediate vicinity." He also criticized Merkel for failing to engage with a conflict she "inherited."