News Digest Item
14 Jun 2017

North Rhine-Westphalia: “We have a coalition agreement”

dpa / WDR

The Christian Democrats (CDU) and Free Democrats (FDP) in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia will form a government coalition, state chairmen Armin Laschet (CDU) and Christian Lindner (FDP) told news agency dpa. “We have a coalition agreement” and the leadership will meet for final edits in the coming days, said Laschet, according to an article by public broadcaster WDR. Details on energy policy were not yet public. The parties will present the coalition agreement to the public this Friday, writes WDR. If both parties approve the agreement, Laschet could be elected state premier on 27 June.

Find the article in German here.

Find background in the CLEW factsheet Facts on the German state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia,  and the article Coal exit: elephant in the room at vote in German industry heartland.

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