German Social Democratic Party maintains lead ahead of election
Berlin, Sept. 11 In the run-up to the federal elections on September 26 in Germany, the alliance of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) has lagged behind. its current junior coalition partner, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), according to a Politbarometer survey published by the public broadcaster ZDF.
If the elections were held now, the SPD would get 25% of the vote and become the most powerful political party in the country, three percentage points ahead of the CDU / CSU with 22%, according to Forschungsgruppe’s survey of around 1 300 Germans. Wahlen and published on Friday.
Olaf Scholz, currently Federal Minister of Finance and SPD candidate, is well placed to succeed Angela Merkel as Chancellor and also enjoys the highest popularity rating of any candidate.
According to the survey, 68% of Germans consider him a suitable choice for their next chancellor.
Armin Laschet for the CDU / CSU as well as Annalena Baerbock for the Greens seem to have no chances of overriding only in the fight for the chancellery.
The candidates have lost public and political support in recent weeks, as two in three Germans consider them unfit for the task.
In the survey, the Greens come third with 17%, followed by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP), both with 11%, and the Left Party with 6 %, according to the Politbarometer. .
Because a coalition with the Left Party has been formally excluded by its competitors because of its foreign policy line and its position vis-à-vis NATO in particular, a tripartite coalition of the SPD, the Greens and FDP currently seems the most likely, although other options are still on the table.
One in three Germans think that such a so-called “traffic light” coalition, referring to the party’s red, yellow and green colors, would be a good solution, but more than 40% think the opposite.
However, all other potential coalitions are evaluated even more negatively.
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