German general election export polls show that the competition to succeed Merkel is almost evenly divided

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According to the first export poll, which voted on who will succeed Angela Merkel as the leader of Europe’s largest economy, Germany’s two main parties are evenly matched after Sunday’s election.

An export poll conducted by the public broadcaster ARD showed that the center-left Social Democratic Party and the center-right CDU/CSU both accounted for 25%, the Green Party accounted for 15%, and the Liberal Democratic Party (FDP) accounted for 11%.

However, another export poll conducted by the broadcaster ZDF showed that the Social Democratic Party leads with 26%, the CDU/CSU leads with 24%, the Green Party leads with 14.5%, and the Liberal Democratic Party leads with 12%.

Preliminary results indicate that Germany will establish a tripartite alliance for the first time in its recent history.It will take weeks or even months of debate, because The two sides overcome many differences Piece together a viable government.

However, it is not yet clear what form the alliance will take, and whether the next German government will be led by the SPD and its chancellor candidate Olaf Schultz (current Minister of Finance) or the CDU/CSU leader Amin. Leader by Armin Laschet.

“This is a photo,” said Marcus Bloom, the general secretary of the Bavarian sister party of the Rashet CDU.

Sunday’s Bundestag election was the first time in German post-war history that the current Chancellor did not support re-election. This was a factor leading to this match. One of the most unstable And unpredictable in living memory. Since the beginning of this year, the poll ratings of all major political parties-the SPD, CDU/CSU and the Green Party-have fluctuated by 10 percentage points.

Merkel’s ouster means that millions of voters who voted for her in past elections but have no strong loyalty to the CDU/CSU will be contested.

“This is a side-by-side match and it will be a long election night. At the moment, we can’t say who will win,” CDU general secretary Paul Zimiak told ARD a few minutes after the announcement of the exit polls. He added that the decisive issue will be who can form a government.

Additional reporting by Olaf Storbeck in Frankfurt

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