Tue. Jun 25th, 2024
CDU/CSU coalition triumphs as far-right AfD gains momentum

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) emerged victorious in the European elections in Germany, winning 15.9% of the vote and 15 seats. This was a significant gain compared to the 2019 elections, when they won just 10.7% of the vote and nine seats. Meanwhile, the Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian ally, the Christian Social Union (CSU), both in opposition at the national level, collectively won 30% of the vote and 29 seats, which is the same number as the outgoing European Parliament.

Chancellor Olaf Scholzā€™s coalition suffered significant losses, with his Social Democrats (SPD) securing only 13.9% of votes (14 seats), down from their 2019 performance of 20.5%. The Greens also dropped to 11.9% (12 seats), compared to their previous high of 20.5%. The pro-business FDP won 5.2% of the vote and five seats.

The newly formed populist party Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance (BSW) secured 6.2% of the vote and six seats, while The Left plummeted to just 2.7%, losing three seats compared to their previous performance in 2019. Voter turnout in Germany hit a record high since reunification, with an impressive turnout rate of 64.8%, up from a low point of just over half in previous elections between 2014 and

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