Winfried Kretschmann sees a “very big” alternative for the black-green coalition within the federal authorities from 2025 | EUROtoday
Kretschmann sees a “very big” alternative for the black-green coalition
According to Baden-Württemberg's Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann, the CDU, CSU and the Greens might type the subsequent federal authorities. Instead of confrontation, the Green politician hopes for a “combination of ecology and economy”.
Baden-Württemberg's Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann nonetheless considers black-green on the federal stage to be a practical possibility. In an interview with the “Web.de News” portal, the Green politician rated the possibilities for such an alliance in Berlin after the subsequent federal election in 2025 as “very good”.
“The CDU is a business-oriented party and the core brand of the Greens is environmental and climate policy. We need this connection between ecology and economy,” argued Kretschmann. That's why he’s a satisfied supporter of this constellation.
Kretschmann has been on the head of a green-black coalition in Baden-Württemberg since 2016. With regard to the federal CDU's ongoing sharp criticism of the Greens, the Stuttgart head of presidency stated he discovered it short-sighted. Kretschmann was additionally essential of the truth that CDU chief Friedrich Merz declared the Greens to be the principle opponents within the federal authorities final 12 months. “But I don’t have the impression that he continues to support this theory.”
Merz not too long ago explicitly talked about the SPD and the Greens as attainable companions in an e-mail to supporters with a view to future coalition choices if an alliance with the FDP was not sufficient. “Not a particularly tempting prospect, but there must be a majority capable of governing,” he wrote.
With a view to the present demonstrations in opposition to the appropriate, Kretschmann warned in opposition to distancing oneself from the CDU there. “It's about protecting the foundations of our democracy; we can't allow ourselves to be divided by day-to-day political differences,” he emphasised.
“The CDU is urgently needed as a strong democratic force against right-wing extremism,” he continued. It's in opposition to right-wing radicalism and right-wing extremism. “You can be right-wing – as long as it’s within the framework of the constitutional order.”