Baden-Württemberg Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) criticized his party friends after the Berlin state elections. "I don't like to make remote diagnoses," Kretschmann told the editorial network Germany (RND). "But if it comes to black and red in Berlin, then we have to take a good look at the mistakes we've made." For example, "there shouldn't be a culture war about cars," he demanded.
The Social Democrats are not the natural allies of the Greens, Kretschmann continued. “I also like governing with Christian Democrats. It is crucial that you give people a clear idea of where you want to go," Kretschmann told RND.
The CDU and SPD are currently conducting coalition negotiations in Berlin. Both are pushing the pace: the coalition agreement should be available at the end of March or beginning of April. Before deciding on coalition negotiations with the CDU, the SPD had also spoken to the Greens and Left, with whom it has governed Berlin since 2016. In addition to the SPD, the CDU also spoke to the Greens.