Scholz: Ampel parties have a majority in the Düsseldorf state parliament

Despite significant losses in the state elections, the Chancellor does not rule out an SPD-led government in North Rhine-Westphalia. First, however, the CDU should hold talks.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz regretted the poor performance of the SPD in the state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia, but still thinks an SPD-led government is possible. “We would all have wished for a better result in North Rhine-Westphalia,” said the SPD politician on Monday evening on the “RTL Direkt” program.

The SPD did not manage to move from second to first place and immediately replace the incumbent Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst (CDU) in terms of the election result.


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“Maybe something will come of it.”

Now we are looking again at what options there are for forming a government, said Scholz. “That’s also the case: the parties that make up the federal government in Berlin, here in Germany, have a majority in the state parliament. Maybe something will come of it.”

First of all, however, Wüst will hold talks. However, it has happened quite often in Germany’s history that the strongest party does not appoint the head of government, according to Scholz. “In this respect, it would be surprising if one were to say that this cannot be the case.”

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