In Welt am Sonntag, Walter Borgens expressed his conviction that his party had been able to reach a quick agreement with the Greens and the FDP on the coalition.
The government will be appointed at the end of the year. The politician said it was possible. “We can start formal coalition negotiations in October and finish them by December,” he added.
Also on Saturday, at its first post-election conference, the Greens authorized the party leadership to engage in talks about the possibility of joining the coalition.
The Green Party’s co-chair, Annalina Barbuk, stated that the party had not yet announced its support for a particular alliance, stressing that the group’s priority would be environmental protection and a liberal society based on social cohesion.
The SPD, which won the Bundestag elections on September 26, and the CDU/CDU, which came close to second place, seek to make the Greens and the FDP coalition partners to form a parliamentary majority.
An ARD-DeutschlandTrend poll on Friday showed that 51 percent. Germans believe that the best candidate for chancellor is Olaf Scholz, head of the SPD, and that his party should form a government with the Greens and the Free Democratic Party. 66 percent of respondents said the CDU president, Armin Laschet, should step down “because of (the party’s) historically poor result in the elections.”
A meeting of representatives of the SPD and its potential coalition partners is scheduled for Sunday.
The Greens and the Free Democratic Party met for talks on Friday. According to FDP leader Christian Lindner, they passed in a “good atmosphere”, but differences between the two parties were also emphasized.
The Social Democratic Party received 25.7% of the vote. voices. CDU/CSU came in second, winning 24.1 percent, which is, however, the worst result in their history for the Christian Democrats. The Green Party came in third with 14.8%, followed by the FDP with 11.5%. The far-right Alternative Party won 10.3 percent. voices.
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