The candidate for the German Chancellery of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU), Armin Laschet, Angela Merkel’s party has called on the other parties to forge a coalition “against a left-wing government” after the federal elections this Sunday , which point to a technical tie between the CDU / CSU and the Social Democratic Party (SPD).
Laschet has opted for a government “led by the coalition” between the CDU and its sister party in Bavaria, the Christian Social Union (CSU). “A vote for the Union is a vote against a left-wing federal government. That is why we are going to do everything in our power to form a federal government led by the Union, “he said.
The conservative candidate has even raised the name of the alliance, which would be called the “future coalition” and which would include the Liberal Democratic Party (FDP) and Los Verdes.
Laschet has recognized the complex scenario that opens after the elections. “That is why all Democrats must now make a great effort. We have to keep Germany united, “he said, while acknowledging that he is not satisfied with the results.
Also the leader of the CSU, Markus Soeder, has defended a “civil alliance”. “In my opinion, it would be more like a commitment to a civic alliance. The SPD has claimed victory days in advance, “he said. Thus, he has rejected “a purely left government.”
Previously, the general secretary of the CDU, Paul Ziemiak, had also pointed to a Jamaica coalition – in the colors of the three parties – with the FDP and Los Verdes led by the CDU itself despite having reaped the worst electoral result of all its history at the federal level.
“There is the possibility of a coalition. You could govern with Los Verdes and the FDP. It’s going to be a long election night, “he told German public television ARD.
The FDP seems to be in the same vein, whose federal president, Wolfgang Kubiscki, has stressed that “the FDP wants to co-govern.” «We want to participate in the Government. We are ready to negotiate, “he explained, while the Jamaica coalition indicated, although he assured that the party was open to other formulas.
The worst electoral result of the CDU is the 31 percent of support achieved in the federal elections of 1949, while this Sunday the exit polls indicate that it will obtain between 24 and 25 percent, tied if not behind of the SPD.
Behind the two major parties would be Los Verdes, who would get 15 percent of the vote, while the Liberal Democratic Party (FDP) would get 11 percent of support, according to ARD. Behind are the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD, 11 percent) and La Izquierda (5 percent), according to the exit poll published by ARD.