- Election mobilization campaign in Berlin: who will cheer on September 26th? (Image Allianz / dpa / Christophe Gateau)
On September 26th, in addition to the general election, there will also be elections for the House of Representatives in Berlin. SPD top candidate Franziska Giffey flashes more in the direction of the CDU and FDP than to the left. Is the time of red-red-green over?
September 26th is not just a federal election. The Berliners elect a new House of Representatives. The best-known candidate for the office of mayor is the SPD top candidate Franziska Giffey.
While the base of the SPD in Berlin is on the left and wants to continue the alliance with the Greens and the Left, Giffey signals that there are also similarities with the CDU and FDP.
Will the days of the red-red-green coalition in the capital be over soon? We ask that in our special program on the selection of MPs.
In addition to the new Senate, the Berliners also decide on the referendum on “Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen & Co”. All companies that own more than 3,000 apartments in Berlin are to be expropriated in exchange for compensation, so the demand of the initiative of the same name, which forced the referendum with around 350,000 signatures. If this is successful, the future Senate must deal with the demand – it is not binding.
Further topics of the program:
- Metropolis versus neighborhood culture: how does the capital tick?
- Underestimated potential? Berlin and its club scene
- Learning from the shortage – educational policy in Berlin
- Between pop-up cycle paths and the A100: How much traffic change can Berlin handle?
- Economic factor: Berlin’s opportunities as a science location
- Please be patient! Berlin and its administration
The social anthropologist is our guest on our special program Wolfgang Kaschuba, the real estate expert and former head of economic policy at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin Claus Michelsen, the chairman of the Berlin Club Commission Pamela Schobeß, the headmaster of the Kant-Gymnasium Marc Vehlow, the Scientific Chairman of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association Thomas Sommer and our correspondent in the capital city studio Claudia van Laak.