After their first exploratory talks, the three parties in the red-green-red government coalition in Berlin agreed on another meeting on Thursday. This was announced by the governing mayor and SPD top candidate Franziska Giffey (SPD), Greens top candidate Bettina Jarasch and Left top candidate Klaus Lederer on Tuesday.
"Today it was a bit about evaluating the election result," said Giffey. It was not good for the coalition. "That's why it has to be dealt with critically," said the SPD politician.
Lederer announced that the three parties wanted to get into the thematic discussion on Thursday and then take the necessary time for it. Jarasch added that, based on the mood in the city, the time had been taken to very thoroughly develop a common understanding of where the coalition now stands and what needs to be done to govern even better together.
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The exploratory talks began on Friday. Those involved want to find out whether they see a sufficient basis for starting coalition negotiations. The second exploratory meeting between the CDU and the Greens is scheduled for Wednesday. The CDU and SPD will meet for the third time on Friday. Whether it stays that way or whether further exploratory talks are necessary is considered an open question.
All parties are looking forward to next Monday with excitement. Then state returning officer Stephan Bröchler wants to announce the official final result. So far, the SPD has landed wafer-thin ahead of the Greens, with both parties receiving 18.4 percent. It is conceivable that the order could change due to the recounts of the past few days. The coalition question would possibly arise again.