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Elections Germany: First estimates confirm the tie between Social Democrats (SPD) and Conservatives (CDU)

The party of the German Social Democrats, Olof Scholz’s SPD, would have won the legislative elections in Germany, getting 25.8% of the votes, according to electoral estimates. The victory is not much less bulky, but it would place the party of Angela Merkel and now Armin Laschet , the conservative Christian Democrats of the CDU, with the worst result in its history, despite collecting 24.1% of the ballots.

According to these results advanced by the projections of votes made by the media, quite reliable in the country, the government would be born from a coalition, which would leave the governance of Germany in the hands of the Greens and the liberals of the FDP.

The former would obtain 14.6% of the votes, compared to 11.5% for the latter. The Greens would be the natural backing of Olaf Scholz’s SPD, while the Liberals would be the ones sought as the main option by the former chancellor’s CDU.

The double voting system in Germany by candidate and by list would confirm the SPD as the main formation in the Bundestag (German Parliament), with 209 of the 730 seats , while the CDU / CSU would have 196 .

Neither of the two great formations wants the current Union’s grand coalition to be repeated, but the fierceness of the foreseeable result and the very narrow margin of difference portend tough negotiations to elect the future chancellor. Both SPD and CDU have shown this Sunday their desire for a government coalition before Christmas .

Germany has the presidency of the G7 in 2022″, stressed the conservative leader Armin Laschet, while his adversary, Olaf Scholz, considered that “we must do everything we can to make that [government formation] possible before Christmas , and a shortly before that would also be fine.

It is true that with the results of the polls both major parties, SPD and CDU claim victory and ask to lead the formation of the government in Berlin, but both know that they need support for their candidate to occupy the Chancellery.

The leader of the SPD, Olaf Scholz , stressed during the election night that the “great success” obtained by his party in the federal elections this Sunday in Germany and has opted to “form a government.” «Of course I am happy with the election results. Many voters have made it clear that they want a change in government and that the next chancellor must be Olaf Scholz, “he added.

The social networks of the SPD highlighted that: « The SPD is back! After an unprecedented race to catch up, we have become the strongest force in federal elections, according to initial projections. The Union is falling to an all-time low. ‘

Meanwhile, the CDU candidate, Armin Laschet, has called on the other parties to forge a coalition “against a leftist government.” Laschet has bet on an executive “led by the coalition” between the CDU and its sister party in Bavaria, the Christian Social Union (CSU).

Meanwhile, the CDU networks echoed a few words from Laschet, who said that: «The time that awaits us first needs economic strength and stability, market-based solutions and a great boost in the administration of the country, digitization and climate protection ”.

Media projections

According to the ZDF projection, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) would obtain 25.8 of the votes and the Christian Democrats of the CDU 24.1%, which places them in a technical tie. The Greens are in third place, with 14.3%. The Liberal Democratic Party (FDP) would obtain 11.5% of the votes and the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) 10.5%. There is a significant collapse of The Left of Die Linke (5%) just at the limit to have parliamentary representation.

On the other hand, according to an exit poll published by the German public television ARD , the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the coalition of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) would have tied with 25 percent of votes in the federal elections this Sunday.

Behind the two major parties would be the Greens, who would get 15 percent of the vote, while the Liberal Democratic Party (FDP) would get 11 percent of support. Behind are the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD, 11 percent) and La Izquierda (5 percent).

These figures represent a significant improvement for the SPD and its candidate, Olaf Scholz, compared to 2017, when he achieved 20.5 percent support, although it is far from the clear victory they hoped for in order to comfortably form a government.

The CDU / CSU alliance, on the other hand, remains far from 32.9% of the support of 2017 in the first elections without Angela Merkel as a candidate in 16 years in Germany.

The Greens, for their part, started the year with the intention of leading a coalition government, so these data in the German elections would be a failure, although with respect to 2017 (8.9 percent) they would have important advances. The Left suffers a serious setback compared to 9.2 percent in 2017.

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