Talks to form a German
government are on track and the new administration should be in
place by mid-November, German Finance Minister Wolfgang
Schaeuble said on Saturday.
An inconclusive general election result three weeks ago has
left Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives looking for a
coalition partner in the form of either the center-left Social
Democrats (SPD) or the left-leaning Greens.
Schaeuble said he expected it to become clear in the coming
week who would be the conservatives' favored coalition partner
and hoped talks could be wound up quickly.
"I believe it will go more quickly than you think. I believe
we will have a new government by about the middle of November,"
he said at a news conference on the sidelines of International
Monetary Fund meetings.