A week and a half after the federal election, the SPD, the Greens and the FDP will meet for the first time on Thursday for a three-way discussion on the formation of the future government. Expeditionary teams from all three sides will meet at 11 am at the CityCube venue in Berlin. The day before, the Greens and the FDP had separately announced their readiness for such a conversation.
However, talks on the formation of the so-called Jamaica coalition consisting of the Union, the Free Democratic Party and the Greens should still be possible. FDP leader Christian Lindner confirmed this on Wednesday evening. Even after the traffic light talks begin, the union-led Jamaica coalition “remains a viable option,” Lindner emphasized in ARD “Tagstemen”. Despite the meeting with the SPD, one must still be prepared to speak, “I say this frankly to the CSU.”
The SPD has made clear since its election victory that it depends on an alliance of traffic lights with the Liberals and the Greens. With the three parties meeting on such an alliance, the talks between the two parties are now nearing an end. In the past few days, the FDP and the Green Party initially spoke to each other and then separately to the SPD and the Union. While the FDP had favored the Jamaica coalition in the election campaign, the Social Democratic Party and the Green Party repeatedly emphasized their overlap.
CDU/CSU fell to its lowest point at 24.1% in the federal election. SPD had the strongest strength at 25.7%. Greens came in as the third strongest force, at 14.8 percent. It comes behind the Free Democratic Party with 11.5 percent.
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