After the SPD, the Greens also approved the planned red-green coalition in Lower Saxony.
After the SPD, the Greens also approved the planned red-green coalition in Lower Saxony. At an extraordinary party conference on Sunday in Hanover, a large majority voted for cooperation. There were a few votes against and abstentions.
The plans for the new state government envisage that the SPD will appoint six ministers in addition to Prime Minister Stephan Weil and the Greens will receive four departments: Julia Willie Hamburg will become Minister of Education, Christian Meyer the Environment Minister, Gerald Heere Finance Minister and Miriam Staudte Agriculture Minister.
Both parties want to sign the coalition agreement on Monday. One day later, the state parliament meets for its constituent session. Then Prime Minister Weil, who is about to serve a third term, is to be re-elected. In addition, the new ministers are sworn in in the state parliament.
In the state elections on October 9, the Greens achieved their best result so far in Lower Saxony with 14.5 percent. The SPD was clearly the strongest with 33.4 percent.
The only substantive amendment that was dealt with at the Green Party Congress was directed against the new construction of the A20 coastal motorway. The state board and the applicant Benjamin Schröder from Stade agreed on a compromise that was accepted with abstentions: According to this, the Greens want to continue to work with the federal government to ensure that “climate-damaging motorways and trunk roads” such as the A20/A26, A39 and A33 North not be built.