October 4th mr klingbel, the spd’s secretary-general, wanted the ldp and the greens to hold talks with the spd as soon as possible on forming a cabinet coalition.
on october 3rd the spd held exploratory talks with the ldp and the greens, while the alliance party held talks with the ldp. mr klingbel again said publicly that the spd would no longer form a grand coalition cabinet with the alliance party, “and i firmly believe that the alliance party should go to the opposition party position”. mr klingbel also believes that a “red line” should not be set in advance of negotiations and that parties should work together to tackle the challenges facing germany.
in the spd’s election platform, a minimum hourly wage of 12 euros, affordable rents and stable old-age security are the party’s basic line. lib dem secretary-general mr vissin said the party wanted to wait for talks between the coalition and the greens before conducting an internal review.