After a two-day break, the SPD, Greens and FDP are going into the final phase. The parties want to submit a balance sheet. The ticker.
- The negotiating teams of the SPD, Greens * and FDP continued their exploratory talks on Friday.
- The general secretaries of the parties should then submit a balance sheet of the talks.
- This should represent the basis for entering into coalition negotiations.
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Berlin – Will the SPD, Greens and FDP actually enter coalition negotiations at the end of their exploratory talks or will the traffic light coalition still fail in its infancy? The parties want to lay the foundations for an answer to these questions in further deliberations on Friday. Then the negotiating teams come together again in Berlin.
Traffic light explorations go into the final round: parties want to present balance sheet paper
At the end of the week, the planned publication of a balance sheet that reveals the findings from the discussions so far is eagerly awaited. This could then be used as a basis for the party committees that will decide whether to start coalition negotiations.
In the case of the Greens, for example, a small party congress, which could be held spontaneously at the weekend, would have to decide whether to enter into negotiations with the SPD and FDP *. Even with the Free Democrats, party committees should advise on the exploratory balance and make a decision. However, more precise details are not known. The SPD does not have such an obligation to involve party committees.
Traffic light explorations: decision on coalition negotiations over the weekend?
Should the parties finally come to the decision to enter into coalition negotiations, that would be a clear signal to initiate a federal government with traffic lights. Olaf Scholz *, who would head such a government as Federal Chancellor, was still confident on Wednesday on an official trip to Washington. The finance minister expects to conclude the formation of the government “before Christmas” *. In Scholz’s absence, the general secretaries of the three parties have put the current status of the exploratory talks on paper, which can then be discussed further on Friday. (fd) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA