/ 28 September 2021

Merkel’s team takes an election dive

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have claimed victory over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) in the weekend’s national election. The parties have governed together for years, and now they want to form a new government, possibly without the other. The CDU recorded its worst-ever election result, and SPD leader Olaf Scholz says it shows voters want change. With all that political wrangling and uncertainty, Merkel isn’t going anywhere just yet – analysts say it could take the rest of the year to sort it out. Frohe Weihnachten…

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