Twelve days before the constituent session of the state parliament in Mainz, the SPD, Greens and FDP approved the coalition agreement.
The traffic light coalition is entering the next round.
Mainz - The timetable for the second traffic light government * in Rhineland-Palatinate by Prime Minister Malu Dreyer * (SPD) is in place.
Just eight weeks after the state elections, the SPD, Greens and FDP approved the coalition agreement to continue their government at separate party congresses.
At the SPD, the agreement was approved by 307 of the 319 delegates - 96.2 percent.
There were more votes against at the digital party congress of the FDP, but the Liberals also approved the contract with 131 of 158 delegates, i.e. 82.9 percent.
In the Greens, 165 of 198 delegates voted yes, which means 83.3 percent approve.
Traffic light coalition in Rhineland-Palatinate stands - party congresses vote for coalition agreement
Climate neutrality by 2040 at the latest is one of the three priorities of the government plan.
The state with the corona vaccine manufacturer Biontech also wants to develop into the number one biotechnology location and modernize the city centers.
Each of the three coalition partners takes on one of the priorities: The Greens the climate, the SPD the biotechnology and the FDP * the cities.
The three parties had negotiated the coalition agreement for more than five weeks in camera.
The constituent meeting of the new state parliament with the election of the Prime Minister is planned for May 18th.
On the same day, the four ministers are to be appointed in the state chancellery and then confirmed and sworn in by the state parliament.
The three parties together have 55 of the 101 seats in the new state parliament.
Rhineland-Palatinate: A new ministry is to come - the environment ministry is also responsible for climate protection and mobility
A new Ministry for Labor, Social Affairs, Transformation and Digitization, the Ministry of Health is getting science - both departments are taken over by the SPD *.
The Ministry of the Environment, led by the Greens, will in future also be responsible for climate protection and mobility.
The SPD will provide five ministers in the new traffic light government, the Greens * and the FDP again two each.
The SPD retains eight state secretaries, the FDP three.
The strengthened Greens can appoint four instead of the previous two state secretaries.
Dreyer has been the head of government in Rhineland-Palatinate since 2013. She has governed since 2016 with a traffic light made up of the Greens and the FDP. In the state elections on March 14th, the SPD was again the strongest party with 35.7 percent of the vote. The Greens were able to gain 9.3 percent of the vote. The FDP, which was the second strongest partner in the first traffic light coalition, received 5.5 percent.
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