Five days after the election for the Berlin House of Representatives, the explorations for the formation of a government begin today, Friday. The top of the election victorious SPD meet in the morning (9 a.m.) first with the Greens and in the afternoon (4 p.m.) with the left. The SPD will die on Monday, then first with the CDU and then with the FDP to find out what intersections there are for a possible start of coalition negotiations.
The SPD with its top candidate and mayor-designate Franziska Giffey had won the election last Sunday despite its worst post-war results of 21.4 percent – ahead of the Greens, CDU, Left, AfD and FDP. You can now choose the coalition partner. Various three-party alliances are possible. As before, the SPD could form a coalition with the Greens and the Left, but also with the CDU and FDP or the Greens and FDP.
Giffey had already left the question of the coalition open during the election campaign and thus angered the Greens and Left co-ruling parties since 2016. They want to continue the coalition. But the CDU and FDP also see opportunities to forge an alliance with the SPD.
As a result of the explorations, Giffey will propose to the SPD state executive by mid-October who she will enter into coalition negotiations with. The new Berlin Senate, i.e. its goal, should then be able to start work by the end of the year.