Baden-Württemberg Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) criticized his party friends after the Berlin state elections. "I don't like to make remote diagnoses," Kretschmann told the editorial network Germany (RND/Tuesday). "But if it comes to black and red in Berlin, then we have to take a look at the mistakes we made." For example, there should be "no culture wars about cars," he demanded.
The Social Democrats are not the natural allies of the Greens. "I also like to govern with Christian Democrats. It is crucial that you give people a clear idea of where you want to go yourself," Kretschmann told RND.
CDU and SPD are conducting coalition negotiations in Berlin. Both are pushing the pace: the coalition agreement should be available at the end of March or beginning of April. Before deciding on coalition negotiations with the CDU, the SPD had also spoken to the Greens and Left, with whom it has governed Berlin since 2016. In addition to the SPD, the CDU also spoke to the Greens.