When voting on the coalition agreement, there were only a few dissenting votes and abstentions. According to top candidate Julia Willie Hamburg, the coalition agreement bears a clear green handwriting. Red-Green will accelerate the expansion of renewable energies and push the traffic turnaround. The SPD, which is prime minister in Stephan Weil, already ratified the basis for forming a government on Saturday. The new Lower Saxony state parliament will then be constituted on Tuesday. In all likelihood, the deputies will elect Weil with the red-green majority for a third legislative period. At least 74 yes votes from 146 deputies are required for re-election. Then Weil introduces his cabinet with the ministers.
SPD again clear winner in state elections
The SPD and the Greens together make up 81 of the 146 MPs in the new state parliament. The SPD won 33.4 percent of the votes in the state elections. The CDU, which previously governed as a junior partner in a grand coalition with the SPD, came to 28.1 percent. With 14.5 percent, the Greens became the third strongest force ahead of the AfD, which reached 11 percent. FDP and left did not get into the state parliament.