CDU invigorated by electoral triumph in Saxony-Anhalt

Four months before the legislative elections, the Chancellor’s party won 36% of the vote in this Land of the former GDR, far ahead of the far right, the left and the ecologists.

Correspondent in Berlin

Four months before the federal elections, the CDU on Sunday achieved clear success in the Saxony-Anhalt region, the last ballot before the legislative elections in September, which was a test. Angela Merkel’s party won the elections hands down in this Land of the former GDR (2 million inhabitants) by collecting 36% of the vote, six points more than in the 2016 ballot, according to a poll taken out of the polls carried out by the ARD channel.

Conversely, its main competitor, the far-right AfD party achieved a poor performance by collecting “only” 22.5% of the vote, a decline of nearly two points. The party of the radical left, Die Linke, traditionally well established in the eastern part of Germany, also suffered a heavy defeat with only 11% of the vote (-5%).

The Social Democratic Party (SPD) confirms its erosion, falling below the gloomy bar of 10%. The Greens, whose electoral potential has always been low in the former GDR,

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