The SPD, the victor in the elections, is now exploring the possibility of continuing the red-green-red coalition with the Greens and the Left. The CDU still hopes for a chance.
After winning the elections in Bremen, the SPD began talks about forming a government. In the morning, representatives of the SPD and the Greens met in the office of the SPD parliamentary group.
“We are absolutely in favor of the continuation of the alliance,” said Green Party spokeswoman Alexandra Werwath before the talks began. “Of course we know how the election turned out for us. Nevertheless, we are optimistic and self-confident in the talks,” said co-CEO Florian Pfeffer. The Greens lost a significant number of votes in the general election. They got 11.9 percent of the votes, in 2019 it was 17.4 percent.
The meeting should last about three hours, said an SPD spokesman. An exploratory talk with the left is planned for the afternoon, and it’s the CDU’s turn on Saturday. SPD, Greens and Left have governed the smallest federal state together for the past four years. The SPD state board meets on Wednesday evening to discuss with whom coalition negotiations should be started.
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