Merkel’s party wins last domestic election before general election


  The right-wing populist party received only 22.4 percent of the vote (Getty)</p><div><p>Preliminary election results showed <a target="_blank" href="" title="ولاية ساكسونيا" rel="noopener">Saxony</a> Today, Sunday, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic party won 36% of the vote, while the right-wing populist "Alternative for Germany" party won only 22.4 percent of the vote, according to the ARD news network.

The Social Democratic Party won only 8.5% green party With 6.5% of the vote, the Free Liberal Party got 6.5%, and the Left Party got 11%.

The voter turnout for the Christian Democratic Party rose, as it achieved 29.8% in the 2016 elections against its rival, the right-wing party, which at the time got 24.3%, taking advantage of the resentment over Chancellor Merkel’s welcome of refugees, while the Left Party fell by five points , against the advance of the Liberal Party.

To a large extent, these elections are a test of where to vote during Next general election.

The “Christian Democrat” overcame the obstacle of surprises that would weaken the party’s long standing position during the electoral campaign for the general elections next September, which will enable candidate Laschet to breathe a sigh of relief and proceed with the electoral campaign for the general elections based on the deserved victory of his party in one of the most important states that is considered a stronghold. For the populist right, as well as the decline in the presence of the socialist and the progress of the Greens very slightly.

The next council will consist of 83 deputies, including 32 for the Christian Democrat, 21 for the Alternative for Germany, 10 for the left, 8 for the Socialist, and 6 for each of the Greens and the Liberal.

1.8 million eligible voters were invited to vote in the state, and the electoral process was supervised by about 22,000 employees since the polls opened at 8 am, but the polling stations witnessed during the period before noon a low turnout compared to the 2016 elections, as no Only 22.4% of those entitled to vote participate, before returning and gradually increasing the percentage to 40.1% in the afternoon.

The electoral process witnessed strict regulatory procedures and measures related to hygiene and social distancing at polling stations, in addition to requiring voters to bring their pens with them, due to the Corona pandemic.

Analyzes indicate that the existing coalition led by the president of the Christian Democrats, who has led the government since 2011, the Social Democrats and the Greens, is expected to continue, amid expectations that the free liberal returning to Parliament will join with the decline of the Socialist’s presence, knowing that the current prime minister, Rainer Hazeloff, has clearly ruled out the alliance with the left. .


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