BERLIN – Almost a half year after the elections of the German Bundestag have the government parties, the new grand coalition (GroKo), under the leadership of chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) was sealed. The leaders of the CDU and the SPD put Monday in Berlin was signed by the beginning of February, agreed government programme.
The ceremony in the Paul Löbe house of the Bundestag was attended by Merkel, acting SPD chairman Olaf Scholz and CSU leader Horst Seehofer. For the political groups, the chairmen Andrea Nahles (SPD), Volker Kauder (CDU) and the CSU, Alexander Dobrindt, signed.
Merkel is Wednesday for the fourth time to the chancellor chosen. This may be with them for the third time, boasting the support of the alliance CDU/CSU and SPD. The appointment of the new cabinet by president Frank-Walter Steinmeier is also scheduled for Wednesday.