Tight Race among German Parties in Upcoming Elections
Intense competition and a tight race govern the awaited federal elections in Germany.
Germany is on its way to elect a new chancellor on Sunday, September 26, to succeed the current Chancellor Angela Merkel who took office in 2005.
A poll conducted by data analytics company Kantar showed close results between the center-left Social Democratic Party and the conservatives, with only a 3-point difference.
In detail, the approval rating of the Social Democratic Party, with Olaf Schultz as its candidate, dropped one point to 25%, while that of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) with Armin Laschet as their candidate increased by one point to 22%.
In the meantime, the approval rating of the Green Party decreased to 16%, whereas the Liberal Democrats maintained the same approval rating at 11%.