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German Social Democrats lead in polls in elections

German Social Democrats lead in polls in elections

August 24, 2021, 12:28 pmBERLIN, Aug. 24 (Prensa Latina) Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) is leading in opinion polls today, facing 23 percent of parliamentarians’ voting intentions on Sept. 26, Metropolitan TV reported.

For the first time in 15 years, the SPD is ahead in opinion polls over the ruling CDU, which lost one point compared to the previous week’s polls, to score 22 points of popular support.

The CDU governs in alliance with the Christian Social Union, which also sees its acceptance waning among potential voters.

Deutsche Welle TV confirmed that the Social Democratic Party, led by Finance Minister and Deputy Federal Chancellor Olaf Schulz, is in first place in voting intentions.

The media reported that the Green Party was in third place, with 18 percent of popular support, two points behind the Liberal Party, while the far-right Alternative for Germany achieved 10 percent of support and six from the left.

On an individual level, Schulz is ahead of other party candidates, with 51 percent of voters seeing him as Federal Chancellor. 33% support environmental leader Annalina Barbock.

And 29 percent of those surveyed considered the conservative coalition candidate Armin Laschet to be the right person to lead the executive authority, according to a poll conducted by Forsa.

This situation has led to greater participation in the conservative election campaign of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will refrain from running for a new term, having led the government since 2005.

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