The victory in the Saxony Analt has given new CDU leader Armin Lachette a reason to celebrate. He will be the candidate for the post of Chancellor this year.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel AP/PTI (File Photo)
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centrist party on Monday won a provincial election in Germany ahead of the national election to be held in September this year. After this, enthusiasm has increased in the party about the upcoming national elections. However, most of the credit for victory in Sunday’s election in the state of East Saxony goes to the popular governor, Reiner Hasselhoff.
Merkel’s “Christian Democratic Union” (CDU) in the state of Saxony was facing a challenge from the far-right Alternative for Germany, but in the results announced on Monday, the CDU got 37.1 percent of the vote while the ‘Alternative for Germany’ got 20.8 percent. Votes received.
Chancellor candidate Armin Lachet celebrates
Local issues often dominate the elections in Germany’s 16 states, yet the results are seen as a sign of national interest. The victory in the Saxony Analt has given new CDU leader Armin Lachette reason to celebrate. He will be the chancellor’s candidate this year.
After the meeting of the CDU leaders, Laschet told reporters that it absolutely described the federal party as the wind. This suggests that the mood and ‘opinion polls’ do not decide the election, but the voters tell their results.
Even after defeat, ‘Alternative for Germany’ got success
Analysts point out that the Alternative for Germany may have suffered a defeat, but in its view it is a big success because the image of the party in Germany is that of an extremist party. Also, the party is considered an outsider in mainstream politics. The ‘Alternative for Germany’ is also facing an investigation into allegations of extremism. Despite this, getting the support of the public is a big success for him.
The AFG became the main opposition party by securing 20.8 percent of the vote. Talking about the Left parties, all the parties were only seen fighting in the elections. The vote share of parties like the Social Democratic Party (SPD) slipped to just 8.4 per cent. The results of these elections have indicated a possible victory for the CDU in the upcoming national election to be held in September.
Also read: Pakistan Train Accident Timeline: ‘Death’ runs on the tracks of Pakistan, the fear of accident travels with every train!
Also read: BBC anchor Shaun Lay was reading the news in front of the camera wearing a coat-tie and shorts under the table, people enjoyed – ‘This is not a zoom call’