It was “managed to bring the negotiations to a successful conclusion today,” announced the state associations of SPD and Greens on Monday in Hanover. Both parties had started talks about a joint state government in the week after the election Sunday, October 9th. Both sides had already signaled during the election campaign that they wanted to govern together.
Trainee ticket and housing association planned
So far, the Social Democrats and Greens have announced a nationwide public transport ticket for schoolchildren or trainees for 29 euros a month as joint plans. They are also planning a higher starting salary for teachers and a state housing association that will help create more affordable housing.
New state parliament constituted on November 8th
Next weekend, party conferences on both sides have to approve the result of the coalition negotiations. The SPD meets on Saturday and the Greens on Sunday. On the following Tuesday, November 8th, the current and designated Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD) is to be confirmed in office in the constituent session of the state parliament. Parliament elects the head of state in a secret ballot – for Weil it would be the third legislature. He then introduces the members of his new cabinet.
Red-green wants to launch a supplementary budget
In the new state parliament, the SPD and the Greens together make up 81 of 146 MPs, and the government majority is 74 seats. Stephan Weil and Julia Willie Hamburg (Greens) have announced that after the formation of the new state government they want to launch a supplementary budget with state-owned aid programs for the current energy price crisis.
SPD again clear winner in state elections
The SPD won 33.4 percent of the votes in the state elections. The CDU, which previously governed as a junior partner in a grand coalition with the SPD, came to 28.1 percent. With 14.5 percent, the Greens became the third strongest force ahead of the AfD, which achieved eleven percent. FDP and left did not get into the state parliament.