The prospective new Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) has tried to look back at the history of traffic control to illustrate the goals of his new traffic light coalition.
At the press conference of the leaders of the SPD, Greens and FDP in Berlin, Scholz recalled the construction of the first traffic lights in Germany in 1924 at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. Be it „first of all an unusual technique“ been, he noted.
Back then, people would have asked skeptically whether traffic lights could work at all. Today, however, are these „It is indispensable when it comes to regulating things clearly and providing you with the right orientation“said the future head of government.
More about the start of the traffic light coalition:
„As Federal Chancellor I want this traffic light alliance to play a similarly groundbreaking role for Germany“, Added the 63-year-old at the presentation of the traffic light coalition agreement.
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The goal is a coalition at eye level, said Scholz. “We are united by the belief in progress and that politics can do good.” It is not about politics of the lowest common denominator.
“We want to dare to make more progress,” said Scholz, for example in terms of climate protection, restructuring of industry and strengthening social cohesion. (AFP, Reuters)