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Alliance 90/The Greens

Summary
Alliance 90/The Greens (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, ˈbʏntnɪs ˈnɔʏntsɪç diː ˈɡʁyːnən), often simply referred to as the Greens (Grüne, ˈɡʁyːnə), is a green political party in Germany. It was formed in 1993 by the merger of The Greens (formed in West Germany in 1980) and Alliance 90 (formed in East Germany in 1990). The Greens had itself merged with the East German Green Party after German reunification in 1990. Since January 2022, Ricarda Lang and Omid Nouripour have been co-leaders of the party. It currently holds 118 of the 736 seats in the Bundestag, having won 14.8% of votes cast in the 2021 federal election, and its parliamentary group is the third largest of six. Its parliamentary co-leaders are Britta Haßelmann and Katharina Dröge. The Greens have been part of the federal government twice: first as a junior partner to the Social Democrats (SPD) from 1998 to 2005, and then with the SPD and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) in the traffic light coalition since the 2
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