German election: Social Democrats beat Angela Merkel’s party, according to preliminary results
Sky News says preliminary results in the German election show the centre-left Social Democrats have beaten outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right bloc.
SPD won 25.8% to the CDU/CSU’s 24.1%, according to figures from German broadcaster ARD and Reuters.
The greens were next with 14.6%, followed by the FDP on 11.5%.
The two parties have signalled they are willing to discuss a three-way alliance with either of their bigger rivals to form a majority 50% government.
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