ANALYSIS: Merkel's Green deal?

The Greens have put the energy trasition front and centre of their manifesto

The Greens have put the energy transition front and centre of their manifesto

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday will meet leaders of the Green party for preliminary talks about a potential coalition.

A government between Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), their Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU) and the Greens would be excellent news for the renewables industry, thanks to the Greens’ deep-rooted and unwavering support of Germany’s move away from nuclear power toward renewables.

But Merkel last Friday met leaders of the Social Democrats (SPD), with whom a coalition is seen as more likely than with the Greens. Another meeting with the SPD is scheduled for Monday.

Merkel won a landslide victory in federal elections in late September, gaining 41.5% for her CDU/CSU, while the SPD garnered 25.7% and the Greens Log in to read complete article.

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