German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party suffered a historic defeat, with nearly a quarter of the votes in the states of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate, which were seen as the stronghold of the conservatives in exit polls held before the September general elections. It is predicted that the CDU will lose power after Merkel, who will leave politics in September and has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005.
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On the other hand, the Green Party has made a big rise as the public bills the CDU for the failures of Germany, which is among the countries with the slowest vaccination of its population in the world, during the pandemic management. While the Green Party consolidated its victory in Baden-Württemberg, it also gained the right to rule the state with the Social Democratic coalition as the first party in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The election results also revealed the existence of a major problem that the new leader of the CDU, Armin Laschet, had to solve before the general elections to be held in September. Although it is still the largest party in the country, it is seen that support for the Greens has increased while support for Merkel’s party is decreasing.
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In January, the CDUI elected Armin Laschet as its leader, but in the September elections the party was not guaranteed as its candidate for chancellor. His rival for this role is Markus Söder, leader of the CDU’s sister party in Bavaria, CSU. The party aims to resolve the issue by the end of May.
On the other hand, the increasing cases of Covid-19 and the slow spread of the vaccine in Germany disrupted the national atmosphere. And the fact that some conservative lawmakers won huge commissions from government deals to procure masks, caused great public reaction.
Angela Merkel is still popular. But. With just six months before his last term ends, these results do not bode well for his party’s chances in the general elections.
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