Berlin: Conservatives win vote but unclear who will rule

No Comments

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats (SPD) suffered a setback Sunday in a rerun of the Berlin state election.

The conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) picked up the largest share of the vote at 28.2%, leaving the SPD in a tie for second place with the environment-friendly Greens, each with 18.4%.

The result is the worst for the SPD in the post-war era in Berlin. In 2021, the center-left party received 21.4% of the vote.

The SPD is currently in a coalition with the Greens and the Left Party in the German capital, led by 44-year-old Mayor Franziska Giffey — the city’s first elected female mayor.

For the CDU, the result is the best in 20 years, potentially giving them 48 seats in the 147-seat Berlin state parliament, with the SPD and the Greens each taking 31.




Previous Post
Israeli forces kill Hamas man in West Bank clash, bomb Gaza after rocket
Next Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

Cookie Consent with Real Cookie Banner