Coalition agreement: CDU and Greens in North Rhine-Westphalia agree

Status: 06/23/2022 07:48 a.m

The CDU and the Greens have successfully concluded their coalition negotiations for North Rhine-Westphalia. Both parties announced this during the night.

The details are not yet known. Five and a half weeks after the state elections, Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst (CDU) and the party leader of the North Rhine-Westphalia Greens, Mona Neubaur, want to present the agreement at noon in Düsseldorf.

You can follow the press conference from 1 p.m. here in the live stream and on our Facebook or YouTube channels WDR up-to-date.

The basis for the coalition negotiations was a joint exploratory paper. In it, the CDU and the Greens pledge to transform North Rhine-Westphalia into a climate-friendly industrial state and to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2030. Among other things, both want to increase the number of jobs and the budgets for schools and the police.

All details were kept strictly confidential during the negotiations.

Final decision will be made by party conferences – MP election on Tuesday

On Saturday, party conferences of the CDU and the Greens in Bonn and Bielefeld are to vote on the first black-green coalition agreement. The base of both parties is expected to agree. The contract could then be signed by the heads of the delegation at the beginning of the week.

The re-election of Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst, who led a black-yellow coalition for eight months as the successor to Armin Laschet (CDU), is on the agenda of the state parliament for next Tuesday.

On May 15, the CDU emerged as the clear winner from the state elections with 35.7 percent. The Greens were able to almost triple their share of the vote compared to 2017 to 18.2 percent and ended up in third place behind the SPD (26.7). So far, NRW has been governed by the CDU and FDP. Since the Free Democrats halved their election result to 5.9 percent, black and yellow can no longer govern.

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