Regardless of the clear defeat of her party, SPD state chairwoman Franziska Giffey is striving for an equal partnership in a possible coalition with the CDU. "When you lead a state government with two partners, it is important that you manage to work with each other on an equal footing," Giffey told the Tagesspiegel (Thursday). The signals are like this.
The CDU and SPD want to negotiate the formation of a joint government in Berlin. After the SPD state board, the election winner CDU also spoke out in favor of corresponding talks on Thursday.
Governing Mayor Giffey, who is still in office, expects a black-red alliance to make progress in the areas of housing construction, a functioning city, transport policy and internal security in the future. "We weighed up very seriously which partner could do this best," Giffey told the newspaper. "And we found that the chances of implementation with the CDU are better." In the interview, Giffey showed understanding for resistance in her own party to a black-red alliance. But she is convinced that more can be done with the CDU than with the Greens and the Left.