So far, it is impossible to draw any conclusions about who will succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor.
The Social Democratic Party and CDU/CSU each receive 25 percent of the vote in a polling station poll from broadcaster ARD. According to a ZDF survey, SPD has a slim lead of 26 percent versus 24 percent for CDU/CSU.
In the first comments of SPF are optimistic. General Secretary Lars Klingbeil says the party “has a clear mandate to govern” and that Olaf Schulz should become a federal chancellor. CDU General Secretary Paul Zimyak says it will be “a long night,” he wrote to Reuters.
Olaf Schultz was greeted with cheers and hailed as a victorious bear who spoke to party friends at 19.00.
“Germany voted to change the government, and they want to see Olaf Schulz as chancellor,” he said.
CDU leader Armin Laschet described the infantry as an “exceptional case”. He was not happy with the outcome of the elections as it seemed 19:00, but he promised to do his best to form a coalition led by his party. Armin Lachitsa says he is ready to take on the role of advisor.
greens, Whoever can become a Kingmaker, gets 15 percent at both polling stations.
What the next government will look like will not be clear on Sunday. Coalition negotiation can take weeks or even months.
In opinion polls, the SPD and Chancellor’s candidate Olaf Scholz have been at the top in recent weeks, but in the days leading up to the election, the Christian Democrats and Armin Laschet have narrowed their lead.
Through his campaigning, Schultz was able to pull the SPD out of the deep stagnation where the party had long been. Armin Laschet has been running successfully in recent days.
Sunday Long queues delayed voting in Berlin. Everyone who stood in the queue no later than 6 pm was given the opportunity to vote. Frank Tak, who lives in central Berlin, was out in time.
For me, tax policy and the economy are the most important. I don’t want any tax increases, says Frank Tuck, who himself was out of the house in time.
Berliners believe that the three candidates for the post of chancellor have done a good job, and that the media has given undue criticism.
He says that reporting Armin Laschet laughing during the flood disaster and accusing Barbuk of plagiarism were exaggerated.
After 16 years working as a federal advisor Angela Merkel did not run in the elections. Thus, she is the first female chancellor to resign voluntarily. All her predecessors were forced out after losing the election.
Merkel’s departure from German politics shaped the entire election campaign. The question that overwhelmed everyone is who will succeed her. Climate was the most important issue.
The Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian sister party CSU have led the last four governments – all under Angela Merkel.
Armin Laschet has bites It was a hesitant election campaign. On Sunday, making an embarrassing mistake by German media when he cast his vote in his hometown, the Aachen Sueddeutsche Zeitung wrote that Laschet had folded the ballot paper in the wrong direction, so that it was clear what he was voting for. Thus Laschet may have violated the secret of the election, but his vote will be approved.
The election authority estimates that about four in ten Germans voted early by mail this year. There are more than ever before, and the fact means that usually accurate surveys should be taken with greater caution.
Germany is the largest economy in Europe and has a very large influence in the European Union.
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