Green light to the new German government founded on the union between green and liberal social democrats whose common will is to carry the country forward, make it better and keep it cohesive. This was announced by Olaf Scholz, who will be chancellor in office from December.
The government program
The 177-page document that puts in black and white the agreement reached after almost two months of negotiations will now be submitted to the approval of the party requests: SPD and FDP in two extraordinary congresses, the Grünen with a vote by mail among the militants. The qualifying points are the increase in the minimum wage to 12 euros, a building plan to build 400,000 new apartments a year, the fight against child poverty, the stabilization of pensions, but above all “a massive public investment program on the agenda climate and digitalization “. However, this latter objective will be achieved by respecting the commitment to the country’s financial stability. It is interesting, however, that the document evokes the theme of flexibility with regard to the Stability and Growth Pact and is open to its reform.
Measures to combat the pandemic
Before presenting the majority agreement, Olaf Scholz also announced the additional measures, which the future government intends to approve to combat the pandemic in addition to those already launched by the current executive, such as the introduction of the 2G rule (entry only for vaccinated and cured) in indoor events and in all public places and that, in force since yesterday, of 3G (vaccinated, cured or in possession of a negative test) for all workplaces and all public transport.
The new chancellor
Olaf Scholz, who will be the first Social Democratic Chancellor in 16 years, is expected to be elected by the Bundestag as early as 6 December. “The first traffic light (referring to the colors of the parties that make up the new breakfast) – said the man who will succeed Angela Merkel – was lit in Berlin in 1924 on Potsdamer Platz and was a major technological advance. It can work, they wondered then. people? Today the traffic light is essential to allow everyone to move safely and smoothly. My ambition is that this coalition of the traffic light also plays a turning role for Germany “.
In a plastic demonstration of unity and solemnity, all the leaders of the new majority took part in the press conference to present the agreement. Among the new ministers, the liberal rigorist Christian Lindner in Finance, Annalena Baerbock in Foreign Affairs, vice-chancellor, the other green leader Robert Habeck.