Hesse’s future government: the CDU and the greens agree on coalition agreement


    the CDU and the greens, have concluded their negotiations on a continuation of the government coalition in Hesse in the night to Wednesday. “We are,” said Prime Minister Volker Bouffier (CDU), when he came to 1 o’clock in a restaurant in the vicinity of the venue, together with his Deputy, Tarek Al-Wazir (Green party) after eleven hours of negotiations in front of the press. The joint paper will be presented next Thursday. The black-green coalition in Hesse since the beginning of 2014.

    Ewald Hetrodt

    correspondent of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung in Wiesbaden.

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    “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. For the CDU, the Internal security was the most important issue, the Greens have put the environmental policy into the foreground, it said.

    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, extended its jurisdiction to the housing and 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.