In Germany, the Conservative Union and the Greens will hold preliminary exploratory talks on Tuesday about a possible joint government coalition. The meeting is considered crucial to the chances of electing the loser Armin Laschet to save the chancellor’s seat for the Federation. At the same time, the meeting marks the end of the first round of separate exploratory talks after the federal election.
Initially, the Greens and the FDP spoke to each other in two meetings. On Sunday, SPD leaders discussed successively with the FDP and the Greens in order to explore opportunities for a joint government coalition. On Sunday evening, a meeting was held between the Union and the Free Democratic Party. The Greens are seeking a traffic light alliance with the Social Democrats and the Free Democratic Party, but they do not rule out an alliance with the Union and the Free Democratic Party. The FDP shows its inclination towards the union.
After talks between the union and the Greens, it should become clear relatively quickly whether further rounds of talks are necessary before a decision is made on whether to start formal coalition negotiations. All parties declared that there would be no long pending game. In Berlin, a traffic light government made up of the SPD, the Greens and the Free Democratic Party was initially expected to be negotiated.