Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - Baden-Württemberg's SPD state party leader Andreas Stoch expects the Greens to win the state elections on March 14.

"I believe that Prime Minister Kretschmann will be the first to cross the finish line with the Greens," said the SPD's top candidate in the Badische Zeitung (Wednesday).

He campaigned for a replacement of green-black and a new edition of the former green-red coalition in the southwest: “If people find a green-red state government right, then they have to know that we also need an SPD that weighs in .

I want to make that clear, in connection with the issues we stand for. "

In the most recent surveys, the Greens and CDU are usually roughly equal, the SPD has a value between ten and twelve percent.

Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) wants to keep all coalition options open in order to remain eligible for cross-party elections and to be able to continue to govern after ten years.

In the event that it is not enough for green-red, the SPD favors a traffic light coalition with the Greens and the FDP, which would also like to return to government.

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