CSU and Free Voters start coalition negotiations

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CSU and Free Voters start coalition negotiations

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Hubert Aiwanger and Markus Söder Hubert Aiwanger and Markus Söder

Hubert Aiwanger, president of free voters in Bavaria (l.), And Markus Söder (CSU) an 'interview. Photo: Matthias Balk

Source: dpa-infocom GmbH

München (dpa / lby) – The CSU and free voters keep pace with the formation of a government: only a day after the CSU's decision to start coalition negotiations with free voters begin today in parliament. At the beginning nothing was known of the current procedure. Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) had declared on Thursday that there is no foreseeable temporal corridor. His counterpart, Free Voters Hubert Aiwanger, said he hopes for a quick conclusion before the November 12 deadline. On this day, the state legislature must, according to the constitution, elect a new prime minister.

Söder hopes that the content will not be leaked from the negotiations: "It could be a little different, a bit different from Berlin, faster, more effective and, if somehow, internally negotiated to present an overall result and not just constantly intermediate steps, "he said on Thursday.

It is the first time in the history of the Free State that the CSU is negotiating with the voters the formation of a government. In 2008, after losing the absolute majority at that time, he made an alliance with the FDP. In the state elections last Sunday, the CSU lost its 2013 again by winning an absolute majority. Then he probed the Electors and the Greens, but then, as expected, he opted for Hubert Aiwanger's party.

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