News Digest Item
15 Oct 2018

Forming a CSU-Greens coalition “difficult” – opinion

Mittelbayrische Zeitung / Volksstimme Magdeburg

Several German newspapers discuss the option of a possible regional government coalition between the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) and the Green Party after the Bavaria state elections. In an opinion piece in the Mittelbayrische Zeitung, Claudia Bockholt writes that both parties would have to make “indigestibly big” concessions, for example regarding the minimum distance between a wind turbine and the nearest settlement. Forming a coalition with the Greens would thus be “difficult”.
The Volksstimme of Magdeburg takes a different view: “A coalition with the Greens is not only mathematically obvious. They have also won over 200,000 CSU votes,” writes the newspaper. In the neighbouring state of Baden-Württemberg, the combination of conservatives and Greens is “quite successful” after their initial quarrels. “This could be a role model for Bavaria.”

Find the Mittelbayrische piece (behind paywall) in German here.

Also read the CLEW election preview Shake-up in Bavaria's election may impact German energy policy and the factsheet Facts on the German state elections in Bavaria.

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