Veröffentlicht: 04 December 2016 Sunday, 08:56 AM
Bonn, Dec 02 (deutschenews24.de/AFP) - On Saturday, the Greens, the first of the three parties involved, approved the red-green-green coalition agreement by a large majority. The 150 delegates of the Provincial Party approved the treaty negotiated by the party leaders with only two votes, as a party spokesman confirmed. On Monday evening, the SPD will decide, the Berlin Left will allow its members to vote in a postal vote until Wednesday.
The delegates also approved the proposal of the Land Governor for the green government members, Ramona Pop (Economy), Regine Günther (Environment) and Dirk Behrendt (Justice), with a counter-vote and five abstentions. The Greens are to take over the three senate departments of the Environment / Transport / Climate Protection, Economy / Energy / Enterprises and Justice / Consumer Protection / Anti-Discrimination.
"The red-green-green coalition agreement contains key emphases for a new political start and a new start in Berlin," said the green party chairmen Bettina Jarasch and Daniel Wesener. "We`ve fought for that for a long time."
The focus of the coalition is the modernization of infrastructure and administration, energy and transport, more quality in education, a more family-friendly city, affordable housing, fair pay and economic innovation. In addition, Berlin`s character as a cosmopolitan metropolis should be strengthened.
Next Thursday, the reigning mayor and SPD state parliamentary foe Michael Müller from the factions of the three parties wants to be re-elected to the Red Town Hall. The SPD remained strongest in the House of Representatives in September, despite major losses, at 21.6 percent. The left came behind the CDU with 15.6 per cent to third place, the Greens lay with 15.2 per cent just behind.
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