Several regional and national media reported unanimously on Giffey's plans, citing their own sources. A spokesman for the Berlin SPD did not want to confirm this. There is still no preference for a party, he explained. The state board will decide at its meeting on Wednesday.
The editorial network Germany reported, citing party circles, that the CDU also tends towards the black-red alliance. If this coalition were to form, Giffey would lose her position as head of government to CDU top candidate and election winner Kai Wegner. She herself could therefore become part of a new government as a senator.
According to media reports, the SPD federal leadership around the chairmen Lars Klingbeil and Saskia Esken have already been informed about the planned procedure. The "B.Z." reported that the decision would be endorsed at party headquarters. Federal party spokesman declined to comment on the reports.
Meanwhile, the Christian Democrats held discussions with the Greens for the third time on Tuesday; the third meeting with the SPD had already taken place on Friday. After the last exploratory meeting, Wegner spoke with the Greens of "very, very good" talks, that "thick boards" had been achieved. "Many solutions were found for the good of the city," said Greens lead candidate Bettina Jarasch. Agreements were therefore reached on the two contentious issues, further construction of the Autobahn 100 and dealing with the referendum "Deutsche Wohnen
The CDU state board now wants to decide on Thursday which party the Christian Democrats want to go into coalition negotiations with. The Greens want to discuss the results of the probes on Wednesday.
Parallel to the consultations with the CDU, the SPD and the Greens also spoke three times with their previous coalition partner, the left, about continuing their alliance. The left has already spoken out in favor of continuing the three-party coalition. Their top candidate, Klaus Lederer, explained that the party had "gained the impression during the soundings" that Red-Green-Red could master the tasks ahead.
The CDU clearly won the repeat election to the House of Representatives on February 12 with 28.2 percent. SPD and Greens each received 18.4 percent - the Social Democrats achieved a lead of just 53 votes over the Greens. The left achieved 12.2 percent, the AfD 9.1 percent. With 4.6 percent, the FDP failed at the five percent hurdle.