Parliamentary elections will be held in Germany on Sunday, Angela Merkel does not exhibit his candidacy in this election and leaves Chancellor’s position after 16 years in power. The main candidates for the post of Chancellor are the Armin Nabes, representing the party alliance Merkel XDS / HSS, Olaf Scholz from the Social Democratic Party of Germany and Annala Berbock from Green.
For the formation of the ruling coalition in the new Bundestag, 374 deputies are required. Polls of recent weeks show that voters prefer social democrats. On September 23, the last survey conducted by the Research Group “Elections” was published for the program of the ZDF Politbarometer TV channel. According to this poll, the Social Democratic Party of Germany with 25% of voter support continues to hold leadership. The Chds / HSS party union can count on 23% of the votes, “green” – by 16.5%. The free Democratic Party of Germany can get 11% of the vote, the right “alternative for Germany” – 10%, “left” – 6%.
Voting on Sunday will go from 8:00 to 18:00, at 18:00 the first exit polls will appear.
Elections in Germany are indirect: residents of the country are not elected by Chancellor, but a party that presented his candidate for this position. That party, which will give a maximum of votes, will form the ruling coalition.
Parliamentary elections in Germany will lead not only to the change of chancellor after the 16th anniversary of the rule of Merkel, but also to the change of a large coalition from XDS / CSS and SDPG, which has the helm of the last eight years. Since none of the local political forces are supported by even a third of the German population, the most likely scenario, according to experts, will be the coalition of three parties. From its configuration will depend on the course of both internal and in foreign policy.
For Europe, elections in Germany are of particular nature. Germany is not only an informal leader of the European Union, but also the first economy of the association. From the position of the new government in Berlin will depend on Brussels decisions.