Germany’s election takes place TOMORROW, with the CDU gaining ground.
MILLIONS of people will vote in Germany’s election, with Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party clawing its way to the front in a race that might go down to the wire.
On Sunday, Germans will rush to the polls across the country, with voting set to end at 6 p.m. local time. In Germany’s election, voters will choose 598 parliament seats, plus overhang and leveling seats, in the Bundestag, the German parliament. A decisive majority will necessitate the capture of 300 seats. Mrs Merkel’s centre-right bloc had its worst election result in over 70 years in 2017, with current coalition partner the Social Democrats (SPD) faring even worse.
New CDU head Armin Laschet, who succeeds outgoing CDU leader Angela Merkel, will be expecting to improve on that result, but his party has fallen behind in many surveys this week.
His party, on the other hand, appears to be gaining ground, with numerous surveys showing the center-right on pace with the center-left SPD, which is led by current Finance Minister Olaf Scholz.
The Green Party came in third with 16 percent in the latest FAZ/IfD Allensback survey released on Friday, and they might still play a role in a government because a variety of alliances are possible.
During a rally in Berlin, SPD candidate Mr Scholz suggested that a coalition with the Greens would be conceivable, telling supporters: “The stronger the SPD is, the easier it will be to build a Government.”
According to an amazing poll, the majority of Germans would not miss the Chancellor when she retires from frontline politics after 16 years in power.
A representative survey of 5,007 persons conducted by the opinion research organization Civey on behalf of the German regional newspaper Augsburger Allgemeine from September 22 to 24 found that 52 percent do not think Mrs Merkel will be missed as the country’s Chancellor.
More than two-thirds of respondents (38%) disagreed, with the remaining 10% undecided.
Four out of ten respondents polled said they will “absolutely not” miss her, while a quarter said they will “certainly” miss her.
Angela Merkel’s 16-year reign in Germany will come to an end with the election.
She was elected German Chancellor on November 22, 2005, and has been a tremendously popular figure in Germany for several years, with one of the highest approval ratings in the country. “Brinkwire News Summary.”