There are rumors in Berlin that Social Democrats could use a parliamentary maneuver to force Chancellor Angela Merkel from power before the 2017 general elections. But that would require the three parties on the left to overcome their differences and form a coalition.
The Social Democratic Party, the junior partner in a grand coalition led by Angela Merkel, may seek to force a vote of no confidence and oust her as chancellor before the general elections.
Political insiders say the Social Democrats might rally the other left parties in parliament to oust Ms. Merkel, who has come under heavy fire for her open-door immigration policy, which many blame for the recent wave of terror attacks in Germany.
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