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MOSCOW, September 23 (Itar-Tass) - Under Angela Merkel, Germany has demonstrated itself as a well-minded partner of Russia, the head of a working group at the Public Chamber said on Monday, expressing hope this tendency would stay in place after her reelection as Chancellor.
“Pragmatic foreign policy pursued by the government of Merkel, especially during her second term in office, is more suitable for Russia than a change in policy if her rivals had won,” said Alexander Sokolov, chairing the working group on international cooperation.
“Germany’s reaction to recent foreign policy initiatives by Russia means that we can see this country at least as a well-minded partner if not an ally,” he added.
The Free Democratic Party of Germany with its more ideology-driven position had failed to clear in Sunday's election the 5% threshold needed to win parliamentary seats, Sokolov said, noting that "This testifies to a growing popularity of pragmatic moods in German society.”