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Social Democrats Win German Election

Social Democrats (SPD) have won Germany’s federal elections. They beated the CDU party of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to preliminary results.

The SPD gained 25.7% of the vote, while the ruling conservative CDU/CSU bloc secured 24.1%. The Greens came in third with 14.8% of the votes.

Liberal FDP, right-wing AfD and some representatives of the radical leftist Linke party also won seats.

A coalition must now be created to form a government, BBC reports.

Both the chancellor candidate of SPD, Olaf Scholz, and the chancellor candidate of CDU, Armin Laschet are ready to form a coalitional government. The Liberals and the Greens could be the possible partners in the next German government.


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