The youth organization of the Berlin SPD strictly rejects a coalition with the CDU. "We Jusos are disappointed with the emerging results of the investigation. We will oppose any attempt to form a coalition with the CDU," said Berlin co-chairman Sinem Taşan-Funke on Wednesday of the German Press Agency.
"The CDU doesn't fit in with Berlin and not with the SPD. Anyone who agitates against migrant groups, is against affordable housing and smiles at the turnaround in transport disqualifies themselves as a coalition partner for social democracy," said Taşan-Funke.
The experience at the federal level showed that a coalition with the CDU means at best a standstill and at worst it means going backwards, said the Juso chairwoman. A coalition that only has a majority among Berliners over 60 ignores the will of younger people.
According to media reports, the governing mayor and SPD state chairwoman Franziska Giffey is aiming for a coalition with the CDU. After that, Giffey wants to propose to the SPD state board at its meeting on Wednesday that coalition negotiations with the election winner, the CDU, be started. The German Press Agency learned from SPD circles that the trend is towards black and red, but that is not yet fixed. According to reports, the SPD parliamentary group, which was informed on Tuesday about the status of the exploratory talks, is also tending in this direction.