, Dec 5 () –
The Free Democratic Party (FDP) has approved this Sunday the coalition agreement agreed with the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the Greens to govern Germany for the next four years.
In a digital congress, the FDP delegates approved the agreement with 92.24 percent of the votes. The congress was held online due to the pandemic and the party headquarters in Berlin only attended the party and congress leadership in person.
“It is a coalition agreement for a centrist policy that does not move our country to the left, but rather wants to take it forward,” argued the leader of the FDP, Christian Lindner, who will foreseeably assume the Finance portfolio in the next government.
The leader of the Liberals has stressed that the agreement contains a renewal of the liberal promise of education and progress and represents a socio-political “awakening”, defends sound finances and includes the digitization of the state and society.
In the “semaphore” coalition agreement, named for the red, yellow and green colors that traditionally represent the three parties, they commit, among other things, to make great efforts for climate protection and for the restructuring of the industry. .
On Saturday the agreement was ratified in the SPD congress with 99 percent and on Monday the Greens will have to vote on the pact so that on Tuesday the coalition agreement is formally signed and on Wednesday the SPD leader takes office as chancellor. Olaf Scholz. Scholz will thus replace Angela Merkel, who has been in office for 16 years.