Germany set to vote in most unpredictable elections in years
For the first time in well over a decade, German voters will enter polling booths for federal elections on Sunday with no clear idea which party will win, who will be the next chancellor, or what governing coalition will be formed, Trend reports citing AlJazeera.
Only a razor’s edge separates the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) from the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), according to the latest poll by the Allensbach Institute, which puts the archrivals at 26 percent and 25 percent, respectively.
Other polls released in recent days put the SPD’s lead at two to four points, with a margin of error of about 3 percent.
Experts have urged caution when interpreting polling data due to the uncertain influence of an historically high number of undecided voters, as well as an expected surge in postal voting.
Exit polls will be released when voting ends at 6pm local time (20:00 GMT+4) on Sunday, and results will emerge throughout the night.