The Social Democratic Party of Germany has won the parliamentary elections in Germany, while the Christian Democratic and Christian Social Union (local party only acting in the state of Bavaria) bloc has achieved its lowest result in its entire history. The Green Alliance has come in third place.
The Social Democratic Party received 25.7% of the vote, the Christian Democrat and Social Christian has come to have 24.1%. The Green Alliance has ranked third with 14.8%, the Free Democrats has come fourth with 11.5%. The German far-right, represented by the Alternative for Germany (AFD), has been placed fifth with 10.3%.
Given these statistics, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) have received 8.8 percent less votes, compared to the 2017 elections. The Social Democratic Party, however, has improved by 5.2 percent, and the Green Alliance – by 5.7 percent. The Liberals have jumped by 0.8 percent. The Alternative for Germany party has lost 2.3 percent.
As for the candidates for the chancellor position to succeed Angela Merkel, they are Olaf Scholz of the German Social Democratic Party and Armin Laschet of the Christian Democratic and Christian Social Union bloc. Due to the election result, only three options for a new government coalition are possible: the SPD together with the Greens and the Liberals (“traffic light coalition), the CDU/CSU with the Greens and Liberals (Jamaica coalition), or again the “great coalition” between CDU/CSU and SPD.