Dresden (AP) - Almost three months after the state election in Saxony are CDU, Greens and SPD ready for a joint government. The three parties presented their coalition agreement in Dresden.
If the alliance is finally sealed at the end, there is for the first time since the turn of a tripartite alliance in Saxony. It would be the third Kenyan coalition in Germany after Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg. At the CDU a party congress is to sign the coalition agreement. SPD and Greens want to ask their base. If all goes well, the government should stand before Christmas.
The coalition negotiations to form a joint government had begun after a lengthy fact-finding round on 21 October. All three parties repeatedly insisted on trying to negotiate on equal terms - even if the performance in the state elections on 1 September was very different. The CDU was with 32.1 percent of the second votes strongest force before the AfD (27.5 percent). Behind them ranked Left (10.4), Green (8.6) and SPD (7.7). CDU Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer categorically closed a coalition with the Left and the AfD in advance.
"The goal is to form a government that will serve the country in the next five years stable and without avoidable dispute," said CDU Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer at the start of the talks. In the following weeks, the negotiations went silently on the stage. On Friday, however, the Kenya partners had to change the internal planning again. For an appointment in the afternoon for presentation was not invited in the end. Coalition circles were told that the text of the treaty had to be revised at some points.
Sustainability, solid finances as a prerequisite for design and social cohesion see the potential partners as the biggest challenges for their work. Issues were among other things the anchoring of a community school in the Saxon school law, the marking duty for police officers, the traffic policy and a public procurement law. On all counts, the coalitioners found compromises or gave up their previous position in favor of others who wanted to place them in the treaty.