“We have experienced reliable and trusting talks, especially with the CDU,” Jarasch continued. Your party is available for negotiations that focus on climate protection and the mobility revolution, progressive social policy and consistent tenant protection. The Greens had completed their explorations with the CDU on Tuesday.

On Wednesday evening, after a meeting of its state board, the SPD wants to announce which coalition it is aiming for. According to media reports, the incumbent Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey wants to propose a coalition with the CDU.

If the alliance comes about, Giffey would lose her position as head of government to CDU election winner Kai Wegner. She herself could become part of a new government as a senator. Otherwise, she apparently wants to resign as SPD state leader.

On Wednesday, the “Spiegel” and the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg reported that the CDU’s top candidate, Wegner, would also propose a government with the SPD to his party. The CDU state board is to discuss this on Thursday.

Parallel to the CDU’s consultations with the SPD and the Greens, the latter two also spoke with their previous coalition partner, the Left Party, about continuing the previous alliance. The left has already spoken out clearly in favor of this.

The CDU clearly won the repeat election to the House of Representatives on February 12 with 28.2 percent. SPD and Greens each received 18.4 percent – the Social Democrats achieved a lead of just 53 votes over the Greens.

The left achieved 12.2 percent, the AfD 9.1 percent. With 4.6 percent, the FDP failed at the five percent hurdle.