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SPD continues, despite a significant loss largest party in Berlin

SPD continues, despite a significant loss largest party in Berlin

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The social democratic SPD remains recently had a significant loss with about 23 percent of the vote the largest party in the German capital of Berlin.

The Greens notched up 16.5 percent, Which Left 15.5 mm to 16.5 percent and the new right-wing party AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) 11.5 to 12.5 percent of the votes. The liberal FDP returns to 6.5 per cent back in the parliament of the city state, the pirate party remains under the new electoral threshold of 5 percent and disappears.

The turnout at the elections was higher than in previous years. The main themes were the high rents and the immigrantenpolitiek of chancellor Angela Merkel.

Reigning mayor Michael Müller, however, needs to find a new coalition partner. The now still reigning CDU posted Sunday with about 18 percent, its worst result ever in Berlin, according to the forecasts of the public channels ARD and ZDF.

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