14 Sep 2021

Germany`s Social Democratic Party is about to vote to negotiate another so-called grand coalition with Angela Merkel`s conservatives. If the party says “no”, the Chancellor`s options may be lacking. (21.01.2018) This blog has now been updated and is up on 25 September 2020. Thank you to everyone who helped us find the agreements. Figure 1, just at the bottom, gives an overview of the length of each chord. A PDF copy of each agreement can be found in the following tables. Refugees/Family Reunification: The previous government (also a CDU/SPD grand coalition) suspended the right of refugees with “limited protection” to pick up their families. The new coalition agreement stipulates that this will be limited to 1,000 people per month. In addition, the total number of asylum seekers received will be limited to 180,000 to 220,000 per year. Meet Kevin K├╝hnert, the student who could bring down not only his party leader, but also the German chancellor. He is the unlikely leader of the opposition to the SPD, who is advancing a new grand coalition.

(18.01.2018) Missing:(a) A high-quality pdf of the coalition agreement between National and NZ First of 10 December 1996, ideally signed (see Table 1 below). (b) A quality PDF of the labour-alliance coalition agreement of 6 December 1999 (see Table 1 below). (c) None of the agreements we have attached contain pen signatures. If you have a copy of an agreement that the parties have actually signed, we would be delighted with the possibility of replacing it with the copy we have currently posted online. The only exception was the update to a 2010 trust and supply agreement signed by Hon John Key…