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 Angela Merkel - “I laid out that I have the responsibility of building a government, ... And we made it clear that if we come to coalition talks, this question must be cleared up.”
 Angela Merkel - “We and our allies got a million more votes than Gerhard Schroeder and his allies, and that means only we have a clear mandate to govern,”
 Angela Merkel - “As for Schrder and Merkel, they did nothing publicly together Thursday during what was called a first round of exploratory talks for a grand coalition. ... differences of opinion between the two sides were clear.”
 Angela Merkel - “We have to be clear that the other side is not leaving other doors open, does not have other options in their heads, and are not speculating about new elections,”
 Angela Merkel - “We made clear that given the election result the Christian Democratic alliance (CDUCSU) is responsible for setting up the government,”
 Angela Merkel - “We have no choice. We have to make sure the political world intervenes at the right points and withdraws when it's appropriate.”
 Angela Merkel - “Germans have a choice and it is a stark one. We have to change course or we have to see more people added to the dole queues, more jobs exported, more misery. I think I can rely on them realising where their future lies come Sunday.”
 Angela Merkel - “It makes no sense to complain about China and India because their people are so hard-working.”
 Angela Merkel - “Ties with China are important,”
 Angela Merkel - “Speaking in Berlin at a women's conference called Courage to take Power, ... It is interesting that a woman who has seven children has too many and another who does not have any does not have enough.”
 Angela Merkel - “For all those who are yelling - would you care to remember that 15 years ago this would never have been allowed.”
 Angela Merkel - “We will take care of every single person in our society. That is our task,”
 Angela Merkel - “The cards are on the table, ... The choices are clear. The Social Democrats have been incompetent. They make promises before an election but then disappoint people. If they were elected again, they would be even more incompetent.”
 Angela Merkel - “The cards are on the table. The choices are clear. The Social Democrats have been incompetent. They make promises before an election but then disappoint people. If they were elected again, they would be even more incompetent.”
 Angela Merkel - “The Social Democrats may be willing to govern, but they are not capable of governing,”
 Angela Merkel - “People in Germany are waiting for a solution. I believe the bargaining parties are by themselves capable of achieving that. The room for compromise hasn't been exhausted yet.”
 Angela Merkel - “Because the Christian Democrats finished first, they will get the first crack at putting together a new government in negotiations with other parties, a process that could take days or even weeks. We had hoped for a better result, ... The campaign is over, and now we need to create a stable government for the people of Germany. This is our mandate.”
 Angela Merkel - “The campaign is over and now the point is to form a stable government. We, the Christian Democratic alliance (CDUCSU), have been given the mandate as strongest parties,”
 Angela Merkel - “We believe that we are going into the final phase of this election campaign in an excellent position. We feel well-equipped.”
 Angela Merkel - “I reject the word 'trauma' in regards to this campaign.”
 Angela Merkel - “Both parties yesterday described the talks as fruitful and serious ... I was pleasantly surprised that we were able to discuss the matters at hand, only ten days after such a campaign.”
 Angela Merkel - “I expect this cabinet to work as a team.”
 Angela Merkel - “The conservatives will occupy the chancellery. The conservatives and SPD will be represented equally in the Cabinet with ministers. That means it is not possible that the one outvotes the other.”
 Angela Merkel - “We must learn the right lessons for the future, ... If we overstretch the union and do not reduce the excess of bureaucracy, it will be difficult for us to succeed.”
 Angela Merkel - “We face a heavy burden,”

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