Arrived in third place in the ballot, the Greens, just like the liberals of the FDP, can hope to influence the composition of the future coalition. This position gives a smile to the young Berlin voters, many behind the environmentalists.
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Posted on 9/27/2021 6:24 PM Updated 9/27/2021 6:43 PM
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“I am super happy that the Greens have become so strong again”, enthuses in Berlin, Monday September 27, Joanna. This 19-year-old student would have dreamed that Annalena Baerbock (co-president of Alliance 90 / The Greens in Germany) would become chancellor. But she is satisfied with the result since the score is historically high for legislative elections: five points more than in 2017. “It’s a chance to highlight subjects such as the fight against global warming, continues Johana.” If we keep doing nothing like the last few years, it’s going to get even worse. “
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Arrived in third place in the German ballot, the Greens – like the liberals of the FDP – appear as the “kingmakers” of this ballot. Annalena Baerbock’s environmental party won almost 15% of the vote. It is too little to take the chancellery but enough to count in the debates on the future coalition. It remains to be seen with which party. A position that delights the young Berlin voters, many behind the Green party.
For Georg, 22, who is developing apps, the answer is obvious: “Among young people, the CDU really does not have a good reputation because the party does not care about young people.”
“The Greens are much closer to the SPD with common themes such as social justice but above all the climate.”
Georg, 22 years old
In this future coalition that the SPD would form and which is being discussed, negotiated, debated, the liberals of the FDP could be the third force, provided that they come to an understanding with the Greens and it is not so obvious according to Micko: “It’s very complicated because the Greens want to ease the debt brake in order to be able to make investments in green industry, which the FDP does not want. The FDP wants to reduce taxes and allow more rich to put even more in the pockets. So I think it will be difficult for the two camps to agree. “
These many points of disagreement risk dragging out the negotiations. For her part, Insa also voted for the Greens. What she fears is reliving the scenario of 2017 when it had taken nearly six months to form a coalition: “It had lasted a long time and it had blocked the ongoing files, notes the young woman. The country was paralyzed. Hopefully they can come to an agreement quickly because there are important and urgent issues like the pension system, health and of course the climate issue. “
This time, SPD and CDU have set a goal and made a promise: to achieve a coalition before Christmas.
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