WLess than three weeks after the Bavarian state elections, CSU and Free Voters have agreed on a government alliance. "We are through," said Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) on Friday evening in Munich after the last round of talks with Free Voters Hubert Aiwanger. As a result, the bodies of both parties can agree to the coalition agreement on Sunday.
"Breakthrough achieved," said Aiwanger after the negotiations in the Bavarian state parliament. He was satisfied with the result. "This fits for us and fits for the CSU, that suits Bavaria," said the Free Voters boss the BR. The negotiations were "very intense and detailed". "But we are now at the finish."
The coalition agreement should be signed on Monday, on Tuesday Söder is to be re-elected as prime minister. About content of the first state government in Germany with the participation of bourgeois free voters was initially not known. Both parties had hinted that they wanted to make special efforts for families.
The CSU was dependent on significant losses in the state election on a coalition partner. The Free Voters landed in third place behind the CSU and the Greens on 14 October.