Social Democrats (SPD) candidate for chancellor, Olaf Scholz. Photo: AFP Social Democrats (SPD) candidate for chancellor, Olaf Scholz. Photo: AFP
Social Democrats (SPD) candidate for chancellor, Olaf Scholz. Photo: AFP
Germany

Germany’s Social Democrats win election, but Merkel successor could take months

  • Germany’s Social Democrats narrowly win biggest share of vote; Merkel’s CDU/CSU conservative bloc get worst result in their history
  • Two parties pushing for a tougher stance on China – the Greens and FDP – may well end up as kingmakers in next coalition

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Social Democrats (SPD) candidate for chancellor, Olaf Scholz. Photo: AFP Social Democrats (SPD) candidate for chancellor, Olaf Scholz. Photo: AFP
Social Democrats (SPD) candidate for chancellor, Olaf Scholz. Photo: AFP
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