Representatives of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) established their formal contacts on Thursday to try to find a government to replace the current “grand coalition” led by the conservative Angela Merkel some.
The talks about a “semaphore” coalition, as the tripartite coalition is popularly not yet concluded, begin with discretion, one of the premises that the various formations have had since the parliamentary elections on 26.
The co-chair of the SPD, Saskia Esken, is “confident” that the three parties will “find a good way to a common narrative that will lead the country to a culture of modernity, participation and respect” after first contact he referred to as “constructive”.
Since the exact contents – and the red lines – that are on the table are not known, the SPD and the Verdes have already done a large part of the approximation work “a priori”, so that in the campaign constant and are natural partners.
The most difficult integration would be that of the Liberals, who still do not take anything for granted. “We never close the door to (the coalition) ‘Jamaica'”, emphasized the General Secretary of the FPD, Volker Wissing, in an interview on Deutschlandfunk, in which he once again put an alliance with the conservatives on the air if it failed with Dialogue the social democrats.