• Maame Adwoa Dentaa Amoo


So I have been hearing Jamaica coalition, Jamaica Coalition over the news after the election. I knew it was about some coalition that CDU was trying to create but I was just curious as to why it was called Jamaica coalition. So I googled it and this is what Wikipedia says;

JAMAICA COALITION - German: Jamaika-Koalition; also known as the Jamaica alliance, Jamaica traffic light, black traffic light or Schwampel) is a term in German politics describing a coalition among the parties of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU), Free Democratic Party (FDP), and the Green Party.

The term refers to the coincidence that the symbolic colors of the parties in such a coalition—black for the conservative CDU/CSU, yellow for the liberal FDP, and green for the Green Party—are also the colors of the flag of Jamaica. It also alludes to the perception (from a German point of view) of such an alliance as an "exotic" constellation.

So now I know, so I thought I would share it.

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