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12 Dec 2017

Green Party parliamentary group leader “still ready for talks” on government participation

Welt Online

The Green Party is “still ready for talks” on becoming part of a possible government coalition in Germany, the party’s parliamentary group co-leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt has said in an interview with Welt Online. She said that her party would be ready for talks on forming a minority government with Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance as well as for a renewal of talks on a so-called Jamaica coalition with the conservatives and the pro-business FDP, which dropped out of exploratory consultations in late November. “Germany needs an ecologic and future-oriented government”, Göring-Eckardt said, arguing that a possible renewal of the coalition between the conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) would mean a “standstill” for German politics. However, she added that a minority government with the conservatives would only work for the Greens if it was possible to secure parliamentary majorities for important policy proposals, “such as the coal exit”.

Find the interview in German here (behind paywall).

See CLEW’s Coalition Watch for updates on Germany’s attempts to form a government.

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