Traffic light coalition: demonstrative unity and open questions

“The traffic light stands.” With this sentence, which is both a goal and a central insight, Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz yesterday opened the presentation of the coalition agreement between the SPD, Alliance 90/The Greens and the FDP. Scholz, FDP leader Christian Lindner, the Green party leadership duo Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck, and SPD leader Saskia Esken and her outgoing co-chair Norbert Walter-Borjans never tired of emphasizing how much closer they had become.

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