Talks in Stuttgart have finalized Germany’s first Greens-Christian Democrats regional government. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives will be junior partners in Baden-Württemberg’s coalition.
The Green party state premier for Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, and Merkel’s conservative stalwart Thomas Strobl said their seven weeks of talks resulted in a deal, adding that they would present their cabinet on Monday.
Ministers were not named on Sunday, but they said it would comprise five Greens and five conservative Christian Democrats (CDU). The line-up will be finalized by May 12, when Kretschmann is due to be inaugurated in the Stuttgart assembly.
Hard to imagine this happening in NZ, not while the Greens have a policy that they will only ever support Labour.