Although the German Liberals (FDP) are in talks with the Greens about government involvement, possibly with the SPD election winner, they have not yet ruled out an alliance with the losing CDU/CSU.
In the talks, the FDP, which took fourth place in the Bundestag elections, clings to the possibility of the so-called alliance of Jamaica with CDU/CSU and the Greens (named after the black, yellow and green colors in the Jamaican flag). Deputy Chairman of the Board Alexander Count Lampsdorff of the FDP faction in the Bundestag said in an interview with the Bundestag. Augsburg General.
Leaders of the Free Democratic Party and the Green Party held talks for the first time on Tuesday evening about government options and building bridges between the two parties. Opinions sometimes differ widely, particularly with regard to economic and environmental policy. The FDP opposes the Greens’ plans for tax increases (particularly for high-income earners) and to achieve climate neutrality by 2030 instead of 2045. “After talks with the Greens, this will follow with SPD and CDU/CSU,” Lambsdorf said.
Michael Tourer, a member of the FDP presidency, made a similar statement on the radio news channel Deutschlandfunk. “The Jamaica coalition is not yet on the table,” he said. Teuerer, who is also deputy leader of the Bundestag, referred to party leader Christian Lindner, who recently made it clear that the Liberals would prefer such an alliance with the CDU/CSU. Moreover, Tewerer does not rule out the possibility of continuing the grand coalition between the SPD and the CDU/CSU, but then led by the former party instead of the Christian Democrats as happened in the past four years.
According to FDP Secretary General Volker Wessing, the Liberals will speak again with the Greens on Friday, but more substantially, with exploratory talks scheduled on Saturday and Sunday with Christians and Social Democrats respectively.
Chancellor Annalena Barbock’s candidate said on Wednesday that the Green Party, which came third in the election, sees the results as a “clear mandate for a progressive government.” She was referring to the traffic lights alliance with the election winner SPD (red) and the Free Democratic Party (yellow).
Alliance 90 / The Greens They question talks with the conservative Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats over the Jamaica coalition. “The CDU/CSU has to organize itself first and is now unable to negotiate,” Vice President Ricarda Lange told Deutschlandfunk news channel. She also advocates an alliance of traffic lights with the Social Democrats because, according to her, the Greens have common ground with the Social Democrats.
The CDU/CSU must first organize itself and is now unable to negotiate a possible government
Bundestag member and green energy expert Oliver Krecher feels the same way. He responded to radio station WDR5: “It seems that the union (the two sister parties) take care mainly of themselves and for a longer period of time, which makes it difficult for me to imagine how they will succeed in this.” However, he does not rule out negotiations with the Christian Democrats. “If there are serious conversations it will depend on the situation and not on the sympathy or hatred of some people.”
The youth wing of the Green Party has called on the party leadership to clearly reject Jamaica’s alliance with the union. “Under no circumstances can we help a party that was explicitly voted again. Spokesman George Kurtz said at The new Osnabrück newspaper.
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CDU/CDU chancellor Armin Laschet wants to hold talks with the Greens and Liberals with a view to forming a Jamaica coalition, despite the historic defeat of the so-called Union in Sunday’s Bundestag elections. According to Laschet, the election result was so close that no party could derive a government mandate from it. “Neither us nor the Social Democratic Party,” he said in his first post-election speech on Monday afternoon. That is why we are in talks with other parties to see how a new government can be formed.
The center-left SPD won the elections with 25.7 percent of the vote, against 24.1 percent for the conservative CDU and its Bavarian sister party CSU. Pressure is mounting on Laschet to admit defeat in the election and join the opposition. However, the question of whether the CDU/CDU should be in opposition has not been answered, he said.
Since 2017, CDU leader Laschet has led a black and yellow coalition with liberals in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), which borders the Netherlands, where he is prime minister. He said before the Bundestag elections and the battle to succeed fellow party member Angela Merkel as chancellor, he did not want to return to the state of New South Wales after the election. He is also no longer a CDU candidate in his constituency in Aachen.
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