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 on a new coalition agreement. The joint paper will be presented next Thursday in Wiesbaden.

“We have agreed a coalition agreement that is in our Belief good for the future of our country”, – said the Prime Minister of Hesse Volker Bouffier (CDU). Also his Deputy Tarek Al-Wazir (Green party) spoke of a “good contract for Hessen”.

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. So far, 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 in the allocation of portfolios as follows:

Prime Minister: CDU Deputy Prime Minister: Green head of the state Chancellery: the CDU, Europe, Federal councillor and representative to the Federation: CDU Digital development: CDU party Finance: the CDU Interior and sports: CDU culture: CDU justice: CDU economic, energy, transport and Housing: Green, environmental, climate protection, agriculture and consumer protection: Green social Affairs and inclusion: Green science and art: Green

The black-green coalition in Hesse since the beginning of 2014. After the state election in the fall of the Christian Democrats and the Green can with a razor-thin majority, their 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.

The Green rose by 8.7 percentage points to reach 19.8 percent. Thus, the party became the second strongest force in the country even before the SPD.

state elections in Hesse in 2018, the Final result is the second outcome of vote shares in % CDU, 27 -11,3 SPD 19,8 -10,9 Green And 19.8 +8.7 The Left 6,3 +1,1 FDP 7,5 +2,5 AfD 13,1 +9 Other 6,5 +0,9 distribution of seats a Total of: 137 majority: 69 seats 9 29 29 11 40 19 to The Left (9) SPD (29) Green (29) FDP (11), the CDU (40) AfD (19) source: Country choice head results in Detail

now negotiated a contract to meet at the party this Saturday (22. December) will be provided in their own ranks to the vote. The CDU comes together in Nidda and the Green in Hofheim am Taunus.

The coalition negotiations, had on 19. November started. Previously, it had been because of counting long delays in the time span of state election day plan. The CDU and the greens had used eleven groups of experts to advise on the most important issues in the country. The new Parliament comes on the 18. January to its inaugural meeting.


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