the CDU and the greens want to continue their coalition government in Hesse. After about eleven hours of negotiations, both parties agreed early Wednesday morning in Wiesbaden, Germany, to a new coalition agreement. The joint paper will be presented next Thursday. The black-green coalition in Hesse since the beginning of 2014.

the Prime Minister of Hesse Volker Bouffier (CDU) and his Deputy Tarek Al-Wazir (Green party) were very satisfied with the negotiated paper. “We are. We have agreed on. We have a coalition agreement,“ said a visibly relieved Bouffier. “We are building on the cooperation and trust that we have nurtured in recent years.”

“We are very different parties, but we complement each other well,” said Al-Wazir. Nevertheless, the results of the election have asked the government to partner with new challenges. The CDU and the greens had met at the talks.

Additional departments for Green

Details on the Content of the coalition agreement have not yet been presented. Because of the changed relations of forces, the Greens will get in the new Hessian state government, but additional responsibilities.

until now, the party, with economic and transport Minister, Al – Wazir, as well as environmental Minister Priska Hinz, the two members in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Bouffier. In the future state government the Greens are also the Social as well as the culture and science Ministry of occupy. There will also be a new digital Ministry, under the leadership of the CDU.

After the state election in the fall can put the Christian Democrats and the Green with a razor-thin majority in your cooperation in the state government. The CDU was at the time of the vote on the 28. October remained the strongest force in the state of Hesse. In comparison to the previous parliamentary election, the Christian Democrats do, however, slid by 11.3 percentage points and came to only 27.0 percent of the votes. This is the worst result for the CDU for over 50 years in the state of Hesse.