The SPD in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania changes its government partner after 15 years. Manuela Schwesig announced coalition talks with the Left Party.
Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (47), who had clearly won the state election with her SPD at the end of September, announced coalition negotiations with the Die Linke party in Güstrow on Wednesday.
The CDU, which has been co-ruling up to now, only has the role of the opposition.
From 1998 to 2006 the SPD had already ruled in the northeast together with the PDS / Die Linke as a junior partner. The alliance forged at the time by Harald Ringstorff against the will of the Federal SPD caused discussions as the first red-red state government in Germany.
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In the new parliament with a total of 79 members, Red-Red has a stable majority with 43 seats, 34 members of the SPD alone.
On Wednesday evening, Schwesig first briefed the state executive, party council and the strengthened parliamentary group on the progress of the explorations before appearing in front of the press.
After the election, the negotiating group she led held talks with the CDU and the Left, as well as the Greens and the FDP as possible government partners.