German CDU/CSU and SPD tied in national election - exit poll


Christian Democratic Union (CDU) supporters react after first exit polls for the general elections in Berlin, Germany, September 26, 2021. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's CDU/CSU conservatives and their Social Democrat rivals were tied in Sunday's national election, an exit poll showed, leaving open which of them will lead the next government as Angela Merkel prepares to stand down after 16 years in power.

The CDU/CSU bloc won 25% of the vote, their weakest result in a post-war federal election and on a par with the centre-left Social Democrat (SPD), the infratest poll for broadcaster ARD showed.

Attention will now shift to informal discussions - likely with the Greens and liberal Free Democrats (FDP) - followed by more formal coalition negotiations https://reut.rs/2ZeqYw3, which could take months, leaving Merkel in charge in a caretaker role.

(Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Tomasz Janowski)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In World

Belgium PM says all EU states must help handle migration
New poll puts Zemmour in round two of French vote, behind President Macron
Seven dead after fire at Russian chemicals plant
Swiss voters set to back government's COVID-19 response plan - poll
Melbourne reopens as world's most locked-down city eases pandemic restrictions
APEC finance ministers agree to step up vaccine efforts
India PM Modi says economy getting boost from rising vaccinations
Guilt, grief and anxiety as young people fear for climate's future
Taiwan says will show firm determination to defend itself
Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on movie set, killing cinematographer

Others Also Read


Vouchers