Traffic light parties agree on a coalition agreement

Status: 11/24/2021 9:28 a.m.

After weeks of negotiations, the SPD, Greens and FDP have agreed on a coalition agreement. He is to be presented in the afternoon. Only yesterday the traffic light parties announced an agreement on climate protection.

Almost two months after the federal election, the SPD, Greens and FDP want to present their coalition agreement for a joint federal government in the afternoon. The three parties invited to a press conference in Berlin at 3 p.m. Before that, the main round of negotiations of the three traffic light parties comes together for their final meeting. The deliberations began at the end of October. The previous Vice Chancellor Scholz is to be elected Federal Chancellor in the St. Nicholas week from December 6th.

Already in the morning the SPD health politician Karl Lauterbach had in ARD morning magazine said the party leaders of the traffic light coalition wanted to present their results today.

Agreement on the controversial issue of climate protection

Only yesterday the party chairmen and general secretaries of the SPD, Greens and FDP reached an agreement on the issue of climate protection. According to information from ARD capital studios A massive expansion of renewable energies should be laid down in the coalition agreement. By 2030, wind and sun should cover 80 percent of electricity consumption in Germany; nationwide, every third car should be fully electric by then. A little later, vehicles with combustion engines will no longer be registered in Germany.

The planned traffic light coalition is also targeting the year 2030 for the coal phase-out – that would be eight years earlier than previously planned. There are still no indications of an agreement on the crucial issue of budget and finances, nor on the question of who will take over which ministry in the new federal government.

Lauterbach did not want to comment on assumptions that he should become Minister of Health. The traffic light parties have still scheduled the first week of December for the election of Olaf Scholz as the new Federal Chancellor.

With information from Lothar Lenz, ARD capital studio

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