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March 20, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
East Germany's newly elected political leaders began the search for a coalition government Monday as the pace of German unification once again moved toward full throttle. At his first post-election news conference, Lothar de Maiziere, leader of the victorious conservative Christian Democrats and the man likely to become East German prime minister, announced that one of the first acts of the new government would be the demolition of the Berlin Wall.
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March 20, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
East Germany's newly elected political leaders began the search for a coalition government Monday as the pace of German unification once again moved toward full throttle. At his first post-election news conference, Lothar de Maiziere, leader of the victorious conservative Christian Democrats and the man likely to become East German prime minister, announced that one of the first acts of the new government would be the demolition of the Berlin Wall.
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October 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
East Germany's Parliament elected Egon Krenz president today in a ritual made dramatic when some members voted "no" for the first time. Krenz then issued a tough warning against street demonstrations, saying continued agitation could cause a "worsening of the situation, or confrontation." More than 300,000 people marched in Leipzig on Monday in the largest protest in the nation's 40-year history, and more pro-democracy demonstrations are expected.
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October 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
East Germany's Parliament elected Egon Krenz president today in a ritual made dramatic when some members voted "no" for the first time. Krenz then issued a tough warning against street demonstrations, saying continued agitation could cause a "worsening of the situation, or confrontation." More than 300,000 people marched in Leipzig on Monday in the largest protest in the nation's 40-year history, and more pro-democracy demonstrations are expected.
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February 13, 1990 | From Reuters
A top East German sports official has acknowledged for the first time that the two Germanys may be in a position to combine their powerful sporting talents into one team before the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. "It is possible that things will happen so fast that a joint team could come about by 1992, perhaps even earlier," East German National Olympic Committee Vice President Georg Zorowka said at a World Cup swimming meet in Bonn.
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January 23, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Communist Prime Minister Hans Modrow offered places in his Cabinet to opposition groups Monday in order to keep the struggling East German government intact until elections scheduled for May. Two of the opposition groups, including the Social Democratic Party, indicated they would accept the offer to keep the government from collapsing.
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April 17, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talks on German unity move into a new phase this week with the first Cabinet-level contacts between West Germany and the new, democratic government of East Germany. Officials in Bonn confirmed Monday that Wolfgang Schaeuble, the West German interior minister, will meet Wednesday in Bonn with his East German counterpart, Peter-Michael Diestel. The ministers of economics will meet the following day. The foreign ministers are also expected to meet this week.
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November 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
Chancellor Helmut Kohl today announced a plan to draw the two Germanys into an informal confederation that would eventually lead to reunification. West Germany's major opposition party also called for unity. East Germany's leaders oppose reunification, but a proposed confederation is being discussed. Kohl's 30-minute address to Parliament was the most thorough delineation of his vision of eliminating the partition imposed at the end of World War II.
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January 21, 1990 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Government analysts and Bush Administration policy makers are increasingly worried that the huge social and economic problems of the freshly liberated East Bloc nations could push some of them away from freedom and into the grip of new authoritarian regimes. Senior Administration officials still ardently support the East Bloc reformers, but they say the process of democratization is so fragile it could fall victim to political fragmentation, aggravated by serious economic strains.
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February 3, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A conference on German reunification could be held this year under the auspices of the 35 signatories of the Helsinki accords, a Soviet official declared Friday in East Berlin. The official, Foreign Ministry spokesman Yuri A. Gremitskikh, told a news conference that a reunited Germany must be neutral, as proposed Thursday by East German Prime Minister Hans Modrow.
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December 18, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new chairman of the East German Communist Party warned an emergency session of the party congress Sunday that German reunification could threaten peace and stability in Europe. Lawyer Gregor Gysi, who was elected chairman only last week, urged the nearly 2,600 delegates to the Congress to fight reunification. He described talk about eventual German reunification as "playing with fire."
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March 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The Soviet Union warned East Germany's new leaders today to move slowly toward unification with West Germany and reiterated that a united Germany could not be a member of NATO. It also said that the runaway victory by the conservative Alliance for Germany in Sunday's East German general election had been helped by massive interference in campaigning by West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's ruling coalition.
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