The general secretary of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), Lars Klingbeil, has expressed his intention to promote the formation of a government led by his party after the elections in Germany this Sunday in which the SPD is in a technical tie with the conservatives, according to results at the exit.
“We always knew it was going to be a tight ending. We knew it would be a tight election campaign, but it is clear that the SPD has a government mandate. We want Olaf Scholz to be chancellor, "Klingbeil told ZDF television.
Klingbeil also expressed his joy at the "great success" achieved in these elections. "It is a vote of confidence of the citizens for Olaf Scholz," said the Minister of Labor for the SPD, Humbertus Heil.
The SPD and the coalition of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) have tied with 25 percent of the votes in the federal elections this Sunday, according to an exit poll published by public television German ARD.
On the other hand, ZDF television anticipates a slight advantage for the SPD, which would win 26 percent of the vote, compared to 24 percent for the CDU / CSU.
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).