BERLIN: The results of the German parliamentary elections have now been announced. The counting of votes is now underway after the election held there yesterday. Of the votes counted so far, the Socialist-Republican Party, which has a center-left policy, is on track to win.
Angelo Merkel, political leader of the center-right CSU CDU, did not stand in the German parliamentary elections this time. Angelo Merkel has been the country’s Chancellor for 16 years. The man who has held power for 16 consecutive years has faced stiff political opposition for four years.
Here, after the last parliamentary elections in 2017, the alliance between the Social Republican Party and Merkel’s CSU CDU (Christian Republican Party) was broken. The two sides subsequently reformed the alliance on the basis of different conditions and have ruled there for the past four years. The two parties, which were part of the same coalition under the previous regime, face each other this time in the election as the main opposition.
Chancellor Angelo Merkel is not a candidate for the presidency in this election. His decision caused a big setback for the CDU party among the people. Besides the country’s economy, unemployment, political instability, conflict with China, Germany’s slide in international positions for many reasons makes the ruling party Angelo Merkel CDU not have much support. So he avoided this election.
Who is competing?
So Armin Lasset on behalf of the CDU party to dispute. Opposite him was former finance minister Wolf Scholes, the candidate of the centre-left Socialist Republican Party. These two are the main competitors. There will be an election in which two votes will be cast for parliament. Everyone must pay two votes. Votes will be cast for 299 seats in parliament.
Similarly, the members will be chosen by the State. A total of 598 members will be elected. Only in some states is the second ballot recorded. Up to 111 additional seats will be selected on the basis of this second ballot. This means that the polling places here are constantly changing. Elections will be held with a maximum of 730 seats. Simply put, whichever side won the most seats out of 730 prisoners this time was declared the winner.
In Germany, the center-left Socialist Republican Party is on track to win, based on votes counted so far. Wolf Scholes of the Socialist Republican Party won 205 seats. He got 25.8% of the vote. Merkel’s ruling party, Armin Lasset, won only 194 seats representing the CDU. The party won 24.1% of the vote. These are the worst votes the ruling party has received in 16 years.
This is also considered the worst coup in Germany since World War II. There, the Socialist Party took the lead but failed to win a separate majority. The biggest political turmoil occurred without a single party winning a large majority. The Socialists can only run there with the support of other parties, including the Green Party and FTP. So it is expected that it will be several weeks before the leader takes office, to know the full results of the regime there.