The parties' leaders will meet at Steinmeier's official residence in Berlin to discuss "the situation after the breakdown of the coalition talks".
According to several media reports, the leader of Germany's Social Democratic Party (SDP) Martin Schulz said he will not stand in the way of his party forming a "grand coalition" with Merkel's conservatives, signalling a potential end to a lengthy deadlock over the formation of a new German government.
The youth section of Merkel's conservatives pressurised parties to finalise a deal by Christmas and said if the SPD disagreed then conservatives should pursue a minority government.
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The head of the group told the paper the conservatives should pursue a minority government if they fail to agree a deal with the SPD.
Merkel, whose conservatives won most parliamentary seats in a September 24 vote but bled support to the far right, has said she wants to maintain sound finances in Germany, cut some taxes and invest in digital infrastructure. The right of the "Alternative for Germany" called on Merkel to resign.
Seehofer said the SPD must not set too many conditions.
She said she would pursue a grand coalition and an Emnid poll released yesterday showed that 52 per cent of Germans backed a grand coalition. "There will not be a grand coalition at any price", he said.
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Schulz, who led the SPD to its worst result since World War II in September, faces increasing pressure within the party to step aside, a move that might help clear the way for a grand coalition.
Although Mr Schulz painted the move to open talks as a response to Mr Steinmeier's appeal, he was facing the possibility of a leadership challenge over his refusal to open talks with Ms Merkel.
Leading Greens lawmaker Claudia Roth told Deutschlandfunk radio that she doubted whether another GroKo was the best outcome, given its "anaesthetising" effect on the country last time.
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