German elections, exit polls: heads up, but SPD claims chancellor

German elections, exit polls: heads up, but SPD claims chancellor
German elections, exit polls: heads up, but SPD claims chancellor

The Social Democrats of the SPD led by Olaf Scholz are the favorites of the eve. Immediately behind, in the forecasts on the eve, there is the CDU-CSU, which it has nominated Armin Laschet as the successor of Angela Merkel, German Chancellor from 2005 to the present.
The third forces will be decisive for the birth of coalitions. The Greens of Annalena Baerbock (which collapsed in a few months in the polls), the liberals of the FDP led by Christian Lindner (conservative hawk in economics), the extreme right of the Afd and the extreme left of Die Linke.

Germany, Laschet’s gaffe: badly fold the ballot and you can see the vote

by our correspondent Giampaolo Cadalanu

September 26, 2021


6.15pm: The distribution of seats according to the Zdf exit polls

18.15: Spd: “We have a clear mandate to govern”. CDU instead wants a coalition with Verdi and Fdp

The general secretary of the SPD claims the chancellery for Olaf Scholz after the publication of the first exit polls of the elections in Germany. The general secretary of the SPD claims the chancellery for the candidate of the Social Democrats Olaf Scholz. According to the secretary of the CDU, Paul Zemiak, quoted by Reuters, the exit polls “show that a CDU / CSU-Verdi-FPD coalition is possible”. Public TV exit polls Adr they give the Spd and the CDU-Csu both at 25%. According to the tv Zdf, the Spd is at 26%, Cdu-Csu at 24, AfD at 10, Fdp at 12, Linke at 5, Verdi at 14.5.

18.11: According to the Zdf, the SPD would have more seats

Based on the exit polls of the Zdf, 215 seats would go to the SPD, 198 to the CDU-Csu, 120 to the Greens, 99 to the Liberals of the Fdp 99, 83 to the Afd and 41 to the Linke.

18.00: Exit Poll, head to head between Social Democrats and Conservatives

According to the tv Zdf, the Spd is at 26%, Cdu-Csu at 24, AfD at 10, Fdp at 12, Linke at 5, Verdi at 14.5. For the Ard the two main parties are paired on 25, then Verdi on 15, Fdp on 11 and Linke on 5.

17.56: Merkel arrived at the CDU headquarters. Queues at the polling stations in Berlin

Angela Merkel arrived just before 5pm at the CDU headquarters in Berlin where she will wait for the results of the vote. In Berlin, where he also votes for the mayor’s elections and for an important referendum on real estate confiscations, long queues have formed at the seats due to the lack of ballots and tellers. For those who vote in the capital, therefore, the polls will remain open even after 6pm.

Germany, the liberal hawk Lindner heads the balance to finance

by our correspondent Giampaolo Cadalanu

September 24, 2021



17.37: Decreasing turnout, but the postal vote weighs heavily

Over sixty million Germans were called to the polls today, from 8 to 18, for the renewal of Parliament and for some local elections such as those for the mayor of Berlin and for the councils of twelve local constituencies. After 16 years as Chancellor, it is the first time that Angela Merkel has not reappeared as a candidate for the Conservatives. The first figures show a slight decline in turnout: according to the Electoral Office, 36.5% of voters had voted at 2 pm, less than four years ago when turnout at the same time was 41.1%. This year, however, many voters will vote by mail, at least 40% by post, according to forecasts. In 2017 the percentage was 28.6%.

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