Status: 06/23/2022 03:25 a.m
Black-green is new for NRW. Nevertheless, the coalition negotiations between the two parties lasted just over three weeks. Prime Minister Wüst and the state party leader of the Greens rely on the approval of the base.
The CDU and the Greens have successfully concluded their coalition negotiations for North Rhine-Westphalia. Five and a half weeks after the state elections, Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst and the state party leader of the Greens, Mona Neubaur, want to present the agreement at noon in Düsseldorf. Both parties announced this early in the morning.
Party conventions vote on Saturday
On Saturday, party conferences of the CDU and the Greens in Bonn and Bielefeld are to vote on the first black-green coalition agreement for the most populous federal state. 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 Wüst, who led a black-yellow coalition for eight months as the successor to Armin Laschet, is on the agenda of the state parliament for next Tuesday. Since the CDU and Greens have a comfortable majority of 115 of the 195 seats in the new state parliament, no surprises are to be expected in the five-party parliament.
Phasing out coal-fired power generation by 2030
13 specialist working groups with more than 150 participants have been negotiating since the end of May. The basis 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.
CDU clear election winner
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 have halved their election result to 5.9 percent, black and yellow can no longer govern.