The deal Wednesday morning between the CDU and coalition partners, the Christian Social Union (CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) ensures that Merkel, who has already served for more than 12 years, will get another term in office.
Schulz said, growing debate surrounding his bid for Foreign Ministry portfolio, could jeopardize the upcoming vote of SPD members on the coalition agreement.
Martin Schulz was told by his SPD party members that they would not back the deal to form a government if he took the job.
Last September, the Social Democrats suffered their worst election result in decades, but remained the second-largest party in parliament.
"I hereby forgo joining the federal government", Schulz announced, adding, "at the same time, I sincerely hope that this will end the personnel debates within the SPD". In addition to the controversy over Schulz, Merkel herself has been under fire for giving key ministries to the SPD to extend her 12-year reign over Europe's biggest economy.
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Justin's visit is opportune as talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement are now being had. Trudeau, who is in the midst of tense efforts to renegotiate NAFTA even as U.S.
The result of the SPD vote is expected to be announced on 4 March, with CDU delegates also getting a chance to vote on the coalition deal at a party congress on 24 February.
Many Social Democrats have blamed their poor showing on the party's membership in the previous "grand coalition". But the final stretch appeared to be more about horse-trading on posts, with the SPD celebrating their advances within the cabinet. On Thursday night, outgoing Foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel's lashed out at the SPD leadership for having a lack of respect for party members.
"We shouldn't only talk about how we want to shape the next four years in Germany but also what the CDU will stand for in future, which topics we can win elections with in the next 10 years and people go along with topics", he said. The results from that are due in early March, and that vote is now looking too close to call either way.
The SPD's traditional left-wing youth organization, Jusos, have opposed a coalition government with the Christian Democrats, and called for reform within the party.