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Three parties sign coalition deal to continue governing in Berlin

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Not quite three months after the elections to the Berlin House of Representatives, the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens and the hard-left Die Linke (The Left) party signed a coalition agreement on Tuesday. Eleven leading politicians from the three parties, including the SPD state chairperson and designated Mayor Franziska Giffey, put their signatures to the government programme at the State Library in Berlin’s central Mitte district. The three parties have governed the capital since 2016. The agreement is to be the basis for further cooperation over the next five years. Giffey’s …

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