Paris, Nov 20 (EFE). - The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, maintained a conversation last night with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, in which he transmitted his desire that Germany keep "stable and strong". p>
"We wish, both for Germany and for Europe, that our main partner is stable and strong to move forward together," Elysee sources said today. p>
The message comes at a time when Merkel's negotiations with the liberals and the Greens to form a coalition government have failed. p>
This situation, according to the Presidency French, "only reinforces the need for France to take initiatives and work in favor of an ambitious European project that we will apply with our German partner". p>
The Elysée He advanced that "meanwhile", France "will continue to work with the German authorities, since the German Executive is still standing". p>
After the elections of September 24 and after the Social Democrats refused to reissue the grand coalition, the tripartite cabinet was the only formula that would have given Merkel a stable parliamentary majority for a fourth mandate. p>
The vice president of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), Ralf Stegner, said today that, given the alternative of a minority government led by Merkel or the call for new elections, "new elections should not be convened without thought, but neither should we fear them".