What's happening in Germany?
Something not tried so far:
Germany's environmentalist Greens announced on Monday that its members had agreed to enter a coalition with the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) and the neoliberal Free Democrats (FDP).
The "yes" vote from members of the party — the last of the three to give its approval to the so-called traffic light coalition — has paved the way for the first government in 16 years without Angela Merkel as chancellor.
Altogether 86% of valid votes were in favor of the coalition agreement. Around 57% of the party's 125,000 members cast a ballot, according to the party's general secretary, Michael Kellner.
Party co-leader Annalena Baerbock said the result would give impetus to the work in the new government.
New chancellor by Wednesday?
Now the Greens have approved the coalition agreement, Social Democrats' Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz could be elected to office on Wednesday.
Well, we will see, at least a bit of fresh air breezing through the winter's cold weather.
I hope they can hold it together.