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German Greens likely to be in coalition government with Social Democrats in largest state

In an article posted at Deutsche Welle, the website announces that the Social Democrats secured 39.1% of the most recent vote, while the Greens won 11.3%. The Christian Democratic Union, the party which leads the national government in coalition with the Free Democrats, wound up with 26.3%, while their partners brought in 8.6%. The recently founded Pirate Party won an impressive 6.2%, while the Left Party lost it’s seats in the state legislature after winning just over 2.5% of the total. Continue Reading

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A Green Leader Has Risen’ in Baden-Württemberg

According to a piece at Spiegel Online, Winfried Kretschmann of the Green Party will be the new governor of Baden-Württemberg in May.

In coalition with the “center-left” Social Democratic Party, Kretschmann will be the Green Party’s first state governor in Germany.

The election was held in March, but negotiations to set up a new government just now have concluded, placing the Green Party at the head of the state government. For full details, please do visit the Spiegel Online link above.

H/T to David Wynyard