The World from Berlin 'A Green Leader Has Risen' in Baden-Württemberg

It's official -- the leader of the Green Party in Baden-Württemberg, Germany's third largest state, will become its governor. The Green Party has momentum again in Germany, for the first time since the departure of Joschka Fischer six years ago.
Winfried Kretschmann (left) of the Green Party will be the new governor of Baden-Württemberg in May. On Wednesday he presented the state's newly sealed coalition contract together with the SPD's Nils Schmid.

Winfried Kretschmann (left) of the Green Party will be the new governor of Baden-Württemberg in May. On Wednesday he presented the state's newly sealed coalition contract together with the SPD's Nils Schmid.

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-- SPIEGEL ONLINE Staff