German Exit Polls

The BBC is reporting that the CDU/CSU is polling at 42% and the SPD at 25%.  Long-term observers of German politics will be interested to know that the FDP may not make the 5% threshold needed to remain in parliament.

The election appears to be shaping up as expected.  It would also seem that a a CDU/CSU + SPD coalition is the likely result of the election.

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  1. trumwill says:

    Too bad about the FDP.

  2. Dave Schuler says:

    Interestingly, the AfD has apparently gotten more votes than the FPD.

  3. Ebenezer_Arvigenius says:

    @trumwill: Still puzzled why anyone would miss them. Well apart from Leutheuser-Schnarrenberger and Burkhard Hirsch who have both been basically in the wrong party for decades.