Germany’s Green Party announced Thursday morning that talks have begun with the winners of the September elections, the Social Democrats (SPD) and the Liberals (FDP).
The FDP and the Green Party have so far only negotiated separately with the SPD, and joint consultations are now taking place for the first time. Three-party coalition can mean the formation of a traffic light coalition – based on the colors of the parties: red, yellow, green. At the moment, party representatives do not want to share details of the discussion with the public.
On Wednesday, the leader of the Green Party“I have come to a logical conclusion that it is time to continue negotiations with the SPD and the FDP so that a common agreement can be reached as soon as possible,” Annalena Barbock told the press.
In addition to the SPD, the Greens and the Liberals have also negotiated with Angela Merkel’s party (CDU/CSU), the runner-up in the elections, about forming a government, but the Social Democrats have not yet done so. On election day, the CDU/CDU Chancellor’s candidate, Armin Laschet, said he would “do everything in his power to form a federal government under the leadership of the CDU,” but that does not appear to be the case in the future.
Negotiations on the formation of the Jamaican coalition – the Greens, CDU/CSU and FDP – were underway in 2017 after the CDU/CSU victory, but the FDP On his way off the table, so this alliance was not born. This formation led to the Christian Democratic Social Democratic Alliance (black and red), which ended with the September elections.
On election day, SPD winner Olaf Schulz has already stated that they will definitely form an alliance with the Greens, which could lead to a strong “green government”. In return, according to Armin Laschet, Schultz resigned to bring together several factions from a variety of political camps.
The truth of Laschet’s statement will be revealed in the coming days. However, Norbert Walter Borgens, co-chair of the Social Democratic Party, is so optimistic about the negotiations, he “doesn’t think” even that the negotiations will not be successful, writes mfor.hu.