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max_sinister [Coalitions] re-ordered by importance/common-ness
offtopic:german_politics [2019/12/11 14:44] (current)
max_sinister [Coalitions] moar!
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 A coalition between the SPD and the Linke (or the PDS before them). And, yes, it is really called Red/Red. (Once in the past, some people like the radical Green Jutta Ditfurth used to call the SPD "​pink"​ to express that they'​re just moderately red, but nowadays pink is rather associated with the gaysexuals, so there'​s no way to call it "​Pink/​Red"​.) This one is common in various East German states, but is currently considered taboo on the federal level. A coalition between the SPD and the Linke (or the PDS before them). And, yes, it is really called Red/Red. (Once in the past, some people like the radical Green Jutta Ditfurth used to call the SPD "​pink"​ to express that they'​re just moderately red, but nowadays pink is rather associated with the gaysexuals, so there'​s no way to call it "​Pink/​Red"​.) This one is common in various East German states, but is currently considered taboo on the federal level.
  
-At the moment, ​Brandenburg ​is ruled by a Red-Red coalitionYet, they lost their majority in September 2019.+Last of them governed ​Brandenburg. ​But they lost their majority in September 2019.
  
 == "​Red/​Red/​Green"​ (aka R2G) == == "​Red/​Red/​Green"​ (aka R2G) ==
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 The closest thing to Red-Red-Green ruling a state were the Red-Green minority government in various //länder// that depended on parliamentary support of Die Linke (starting with Saxony-Anhalt in 1994, hence called the "​Magdeburg Model" after its capital), but since 2014, a certain Bodo Ramelow (first minister president of the Linke) leads an actual coalition like this -- except that Die Linke is the strongest partner. Since 2016, [[Berlin]] has a genuine Red-Red-Green government, with the SPD leading. In 2019, Bremen followed suit. The closest thing to Red-Red-Green ruling a state were the Red-Green minority government in various //länder// that depended on parliamentary support of Die Linke (starting with Saxony-Anhalt in 1994, hence called the "​Magdeburg Model" after its capital), but since 2014, a certain Bodo Ramelow (first minister president of the Linke) leads an actual coalition like this -- except that Die Linke is the strongest partner. Since 2016, [[Berlin]] has a genuine Red-Red-Green government, with the SPD leading. In 2019, Bremen followed suit.
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 +== "​R2G2"​ (Red/​Red/​Yellow/​Green) ==
 +Since "​Yellow"​ is "​Gelb"​ in German, you can read this abbreviation as "Two Red, Two G". Nothing more. Doesn'​t exist yet and probably never will, Socialist Linke and libertarian FDP simply don't fit together.
  
 == "​Traffic Light Coalition"​ (Red/​Yellow/​Green) == == "​Traffic Light Coalition"​ (Red/​Yellow/​Green) ==
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 There'​ve been few coalitions of this type on state level, the post-unification government of Brandenburg (1990-94), Bremen (1991-95) and since 2016 in Rhineland-Palatinate. There'​ve been few coalitions of this type on state level, the post-unification government of Brandenburg (1990-94), Bremen (1991-95) and since 2016 in Rhineland-Palatinate.
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 +"​Senegal coalition"​ would fit as well, but at that time, coalitions weren'​t named after countries'​ flags' colors yet -- this was introduced by the coalition below. And "​Ampelkoalition"​ is easier to say anyway.
  
 == "​Jamaica Coalition"​ or "​Schwampel"​ (Black/​Yellow/​Green) == == "​Jamaica Coalition"​ or "​Schwampel"​ (Black/​Yellow/​Green) ==
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 == "​Black/​Green"​ (aka "Kiwi coalition"​) == == "​Black/​Green"​ (aka "Kiwi coalition"​) ==
 A coalition between the CDU and the Greens. This was unthinkable until very recently. Again, Hesse was the groundbreaker,​ with a surprisingly very stable coalition on city level being formed in Frankfurt. In 2008, a coalition on state level was formed in Hamburg; it seemed to fall apart about the matter of secret deals not revealed to the respective party bases only five months after the election and eventually did so when, after a referendum crushed plans for more comprehensive education (no matter how it had ended), Governing Mayor Ole von Beust as the staple that held Black-Green together retreated from the political scene. Premature elections came in February 2011 and led to an absolute SPD majority. A coalition between the CDU and the Greens. This was unthinkable until very recently. Again, Hesse was the groundbreaker,​ with a surprisingly very stable coalition on city level being formed in Frankfurt. In 2008, a coalition on state level was formed in Hamburg; it seemed to fall apart about the matter of secret deals not revealed to the respective party bases only five months after the election and eventually did so when, after a referendum crushed plans for more comprehensive education (no matter how it had ended), Governing Mayor Ole von Beust as the staple that held Black-Green together retreated from the political scene. Premature elections came in February 2011 and led to an absolute SPD majority.
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 +[[Max Sinister]] once (when it didn't exist yet) thought about naming it derogatorily "Swamp coalition"​ but never told anyone. Until now.
  
 Current (August 2019) state governments of that type run in Hesse and, under opposite premises ("​Green-Black"​),​ in Baden-Württemberg. Current (August 2019) state governments of that type run in Hesse and, under opposite premises ("​Green-Black"​),​ in Baden-Württemberg.
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 == "​Brazil coalition"​ (Green/​Yellow[/​Blue]) == == "​Brazil coalition"​ (Green/​Yellow[/​Blue]) ==
-Greens and FDP. See, the second FDP color is blue, traditionally. Doesn'​t exist yet either, but since Kretschmann'​s Grüne have ~30% and the FDP isn't too weak either, it might become possible in the future.+Greens and FDP. See, the second FDP color is blue, traditionally. Doesn'​t exist yet either, but since Kretschmann'​s Grüne ​in Baden-Württemberg ​have ~30% and the FDP there isn't too weak either, it might become possible in the future.
  
 == "​Hazelnut coalition"​ (Black/​Brown) == == "​Hazelnut coalition"​ (Black/​Brown) ==
 Or "​Haselnuss-Koalition"​ in German. Named after a song "​[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Z071fl5p0Rw|Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuß]]"​. A coalition of the one or other Union party with the radical right didn't actually happen yet, although people speculate about it. Closest thing would be the coalition of Union and Deutsche Partei which ended in 1960. Or "​Haselnuss-Koalition"​ in German. Named after a song "​[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Z071fl5p0Rw|Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuß]]"​. A coalition of the one or other Union party with the radical right didn't actually happen yet, although people speculate about it. Closest thing would be the coalition of Union and Deutsche Partei which ended in 1960.
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 +== "​Bahamas coalition"​ (Black/​Yellow/​light Blue) ==
 +Hypothetical coalition of CDU/CSU, FDP and AfD. Not done yet, thew AfD's still considered too far right.
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