SPD Leads in German Election Polls With 25.8% as Merkel’s Bloc on Track for Worst Result Since 1949. The outcome of the vote will decide who will be Angela Merkel’s successor as chancellor, since she is not participating in these elections, stepping down after four terms.
Euphoria is spreading among the Social Democrats. Candidate Olaf Scholz, whom was the vice-Chancellor in Germany has a good chance to succeed Angela Merkel and he’s out wooing voters. Sabine Kinkartz hit the road with his campaign ahead of the election.
So far, the polls suggest that the CDU/CSU alliance and Die Linke will be losing part of their seats in the Bundestag, while the Greens and SPD will boost their presence in the German legislature.
According to exit polls from ZDF, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) is projected to be the leading political party in Germany with 25.8% of votes, while the Christian Democratic Union / Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) bloc is currently second with 24.2%.
In the meantime, the Greens are third with 14.7% of the vote, while the Free Democratic Party is fourth with 11.8%, and the right-wing AfD rounds out the top 5 with 10.1%, while Die Linke (The Left) has 5% – which is the threshold to enter the parliament.
CDU leader Armin Laschet said, his party will do everything in its power “to form a Union-led federal government. However, SPD Secretary-General Lars Klingbeil, stated that his party “has the mandate” to form the cabinet.
Sputnik – Deutsche Welle / ABC Flash Point News 2021.