Monday, 18 October 2021 07:21 GMT

Social Democrats win German polls

(MENAFN) On Monday, Sep. 27 initial official results demonstrated that Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) gained the most parliamentary seats in nationwide polls, whereas Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU bloc came in second.

People of Germany casted their vote on Sunday in a very tight poll to choose a fresh parliament and decide who will succeed Merkel as the nation’s next chancellor.

The initial results declared by the federal election agency showed that Olaf Scholz’s SPD won the poll by a narrow margin, achieving 25.7 percent of the vote and guaranteeing 206 seats in the federal parliament.

Gaining 24.1 percent with 196 seats in the Bundestag, conservative chancellor candidate Armin Laschet’s CDU/CSU came in second. It was the worst poll result of the Christian Democrats since 1949.

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