German political scientist Alexander Rahr called the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and the bloc of Christian Democratic and Social Christian Unions (CDU / CSU) leading the Bundestag elections as “losers.” His words are reported by RIA Novosti.
“They both lost,” Rahr said. In his opinion, the CDU / CSU were defeated this time, and the SPD, eight years ago, since before they had the support of about 40 percent of the country’s inhabitants, and now only about 25 percent. These two parties alternated in the government of Germany for 60 years after the war. They created a democratic Germany ”, recalled the political scientist.
According to Rahr, the SPD and the CDU have lost their electorate and have lost the status of popular parties, as they do not correspond to the political spirit of the time. “Germany is entering completely different political times, where governments will have to be created with three, and then maybe four parties,” he suggested.
According to preliminary data from the German Federal Election Commission, the SPD is winning 25.7 percent of the vote, the CDU / CSU – 24.8 percent. According to previously released exit poll results, the Social Democrats held the lead (26 percent of the vote), while the CDU / CSU bloc received only 24 percent.