Germany’s federal elections has been narrowly won by the Center-left Social Democrats (SDP) as the outgoing Chancellor Angel Merkel’s party gets kicked out along with her.
Preliminary results has it that the SDP party garnered 25.7% of votes while Merkel’s party amassed 24.1 of the votes.
The Green party which placed third garnered 14.8% of the votes implying that this year’s has been one of the best results for the party, historically.
The SDP party must form a coalition to form a government as far as the win is concerned which may extend from now till Christmas and until then, the reigning Chancellor is going nowhere.
The task for Merkel’s next successor is to lead Europe’s foremost economy over the next four years.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, the CDU candidate, Armin Laschet held a final campaign with Merkel. A boy presented Merkel with a gingerbread heart iced with the inscription, ”thank you CDU”. and another sympathizer gave her a cake decorated with a picture of her trade mark rhombus hand gesture.
Merkel who addressed the crowd on Saturday said the election is all about the country remaining ”stable” and ensuring “that the youth have a future and we can live in prosperity.”
The opposition candidate Olaf Scholz of the Social Democrats also held his last rally in his constituency in Potsdam. He has been serving the country since 2018 as the Vice-Chancellor and finance minister.