So things are currently moving along slowly, but completely within normal parameters.
The Green Party, the FDP and the SPD have finished their pre-negotiation talks and are now proceeding to the negotiation stage.
All signs indicate that the next government of Germany will be the "traffic light" version: A little bit of moderate left, a little bit environmental, and a little bit economically liberal.
Not the worst outcome really.
The main question then would be which party will provide the vice chancellor. Traditionally, the vice chancellor would have been a member of the smaller of the two parties that formed the government coalition, with the larger party's chancellor candidate obviously being elected as chancellor. But now there will supposedly be two "smaller" parties in the government, in addition to a "large" one. So... are they going to draw sticks? Throw dice? Or will there be a second vice chancellor?