SPD likely to form new government in Landtag


The Social Democratic Party (SPD) are likely to form the new government in the state of Schleswig-Holstein after elections yesterday.

The CDU appear to have had a bad result, dropping a number of seats whilst the SPD closed the gap from 25.4% to 30.4%, just .4% behind the CDU. The CDUs partners in government, the Free Democratic Party (FDP) also did badly, but not as badly as expected. They dropped from 14.9% in 2009 to just 8.2%, but that is much better than in previous state elections where they dropped below the threshold for any seats.

The numbers are still unclear for the poll, but the Pirate Party appear to have won six seats for the first time whilst Die Linke (The Left) appears to have lost all of their seats.

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