The competition for Angela Merkel’s successor shows that the two largest parties are tied or within the other 1 percent point in two major exit polls released after the vote was over. increase.
The first official results are still hours away, which means the numbers can change, but when the TV news channel broadcast an exit poll, the parties began to react.
In one result, the Social Democratic Party in the center left had a slight advantage over the Prime Minister’s conservatives, and when the results were announced, cheers broke out at the party’s headquarters. After a while, the supporters said, “Olaf! Olaf!” Their candidate, Olaf Scholz, went up on stage and spoke to the crowd.
“People have checked the SPD checkbox because there is a change of power in this country and they want the next prime minister to be called Olaf Scholz,” he said.
Whichever party wins, we need to work with the other to form a government. And with the complex equations that can form the German government from close election results, the winner may not get the support needed by a small political party.
Polls showed fierce competition all day long, and the numbers that went down first didn’t provide any further clarity. The organizers warned that it could take longer than usual to count ballots, as more people will vote by mail due to the pandemic.
For 12 of the last 16 years, each major party that has governed in a coalition under Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to be below 30 percent. Such results are the first such result since her party, the Christian Democratic Union, was founded in 1945.
Nonetheless, a conservative candidate, Amin Rachette, appeared at party headquarters an hour after the polls ended, declaring the results “unclear,” and the party came in second. I vowed to form a government, if at all.
“For this reason, Germany needs a future coalition to modernize our country, and we will do our best to build a conservative-led government,” Rachette told a thank-you crowd.
Progressive and environmentalist Green It’s the 2017 election, but we haven’t got a viable shot at the Prime Minister’s Office. This will allow Greens and business-friendly Liberal Democrats to join the next government. They play an important role in deciding what the next German government will look like, depending on which major party you want to govern.
At the outskirts of the political spectrum, alternative for Germany (AfD) support for the far right seemed almost unchanged, but left-wing parties reached the 5% threshold needed to win parliamentary seats. It looked like it was hovering.
Voting has ended in Germany, and voters have voted for a new parliament. After a 16-year term, this will ultimately determine the successor to Prime Minister Angela Merkel, who will lead the most populous democracy in the European Union.
An early exit poll throughout the day suggests a very fierce competition between Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union and the centre-left Social Democratic Party. Most people pointed to the Social Democratic Party slightly ahead, but at least one had the Christian Democratic Party in the lead. The couple tied them together.
Exit polls in this election are complicated by the fact that four out of ten voters have already mailed ballots.
The first return is expected within a few hours, but the final result may not be known until Monday.
Turnout was expected to exceed the 76% recorded in 2017, when the last national election was held, as a sign that the closest election in a few years was the mobilization of voters.
Andrea Lemmele, Dean of the Hearty School in Berlin, said:
60 million people are eligible to vote in the German national elections on Sunday. That night, or the next day, there is no new government. It can take weeks or months for rival parties to decide on a coalition with a majority of parliament. However, ballots will be aggregated quickly and new forms of German political affairs may be visible within hours.
The state of the election day and points to note are as follows.
8:00 am: Voting has begun. Candidates cannot campaign on this day, but some are throwing ballots.
6:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time noon): The polling place will be closed. Shortly thereafter, the first exit poll should be available. These polls can be within the percentage points of the final result. However, due to the tight races this year, it may take a few more hours for a clear image to appear. Mail ballots, which have been part of Germany’s voting system since 1957, are expected to play a huge role in pandemics, as they did in the US presidential election. Only mailed ballots received by 6 pm on Sunday will be counted.
Around 6:15 pm: The first forecast based on the ballots actually counted will be released. These will be updated throughout the evening until it is fairly clear which party is winning.
8:15 pm: Leaders of all major political parties meet to discuss the success and failure of the campaign and signal who they are willing to work with in the coalition government. This discussion is called the “elephant round” and lasts for an hour.
From 8 pm to midnight: Almost all votes should be counted.
Early morning, early morning: Election authorities will announce what is called the official temporary result. These usually occur between 2 am and 3 am, but did not arrive until 5:30 am in the last general election.
They call it an “elephant round”. When the votes are over and the votes are counted on Sunday, all the blockbuster leaders will sit together and perform live on public television to discuss the outcomes that are being formed.
Winners scream, losers explain, and small parties compete for position in the new government, snuggling up to potential partners and calmly avoiding others.
For Germans watching at home, the event scheduled to begin at 8:15 is an opportunity to read tea leaves about their future government.
For politicians sitting in brightly lit studios, the round is expected to continue in the weeks of negotiations, given that no running party is expected to get enough votes. It provides an opportunity to try to get in shape. Govern alone. Small party leaders take this opportunity to make their first request and draw a line in the sand.
It’s an opportunity to be in a good position and sometimes a grin. It happened famously in 2005 when Prime Minister Gerhard Schroeder’s Social Democratic Party lost by a small margin to Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union. Nevertheless, he tried to claim victory for a reason …