Black-Green in Germany's most populous federal state is getting closer: After four days of sounding out, the two parties adopt a key issues paper. Now the top committees of the CDU and Greens have to decide on the official start of coalition negotiations.
The CDU and the Greens in North Rhine-Westphalia have agreed on the key points for a possible government alliance. At the end of their four-day exploratory talks, delegations from both parties agreed on a twelve-page result paper. On Sunday, the top committees of the CDU and Greens want to decide on the official start of coalition negotiations.
Around 100 delegates from the Greens will meet in Essen on Saturday for a small party conference to vote on the start of coalition negotiations based on the results. In Düsseldorf, the similarly sized extended state executive committee of the CDU will decide on this.
The CDU clearly won the election on May 15 with 35.7 percent. With 26.7 percent, the SPD slipped to its worst result in a state election in North Rhine-Westphalia. The Greens were able to almost triple their share of the vote compared to 2017 to 18.2 percent and ended up in third place.