27 Sept 2021
Germany’s Social Democrats Party May Form Alliance with Greens and FDP
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Germany’s Social Democrats are set to begin the process of forming a new government after winning their first national election since 2005. The new party will bring an end to the 16 years of conservative rule led by former chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel.
According to provisional results report, Centre-left Social Democrats won 25.7% whereas Merkel’s CDU/CSU group won 24.1%. On the other hand, the Greens won with 14.8% votes and the liberal Free Democrats won 11.5%.
SPD Chancellor, Olaf Scholz has said he may strike a coalition deal despite coming in second. Angela Merkel is expected to remain in charge during coalition negotiations starting on Monday. SPD is expected to form a three-way alliance with other parties Greens and FDP to secure a majority in the parliament. However, both parties may choose to form an alliance with the conservatives.
Angela Merkel has been in office since 2005 and has represented the nation on the global stage. Neighboring European states may have to wait for months before seeing a new government formation and how it will address foreign issues. If the Social Democrats manage to secure an alliance with Greens, a new foreign minister may be appointed as the group previously did through a two-way alliance.
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