Germany, which has been a pole of stability under Angela Merkel, has been embroiled in political turmoil with two candidates for the presidency after Sunday’s endless parliamentary elections.
The first provisional official results, released Monday morning on the Election Commission’s website, show that the Social Democrats, led by Olaf Scholes, received 25.7 percent of the vote, slightly ahead of the Conservative Christian Democrats led by Armin Laschett. 24, 1% of the vote.
Today, Monday, Lachet said the party should be renewed after achieving its worst electoral performance since World War II, while acknowledging responsibility for the defeat against the Social Democrats.
Lachet explained that the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Community Union (Bavarian) Coalition “could not be satisfied with this decision,” adding that “renewal is needed at all levels.” Nonetheless, he indicated his readiness to head a coalition government, saying that “neither party” nor the Social Democrats can claim to have been ordered to rule in the wake of Sunday’s election results.
Nevertheless, the 60-year-old former journalist wants to play all his cards in an effort to create a majority.
But his opponent, Schulz, “received a message from the Germans that he should not be in government, but in opposition.”
Although Schulz was supposed to lead the coalition logically, the outcome of the debates that began on Monday was still unpredictable and reaching a majority seemed too complicated this time around because there had to be three parties, which had been fragmented since the 1950s by unprecedented votes.
On Monday, Olaf Scholes said Germany was “politically stable” despite skepticism surrounding important coalition talks.
“You should know that Germany has always formed alliances and is always stable,” the outgoing finance minister said.
Laschett had previously stressed that “Germany will take over as chair of the Seven Group in 2022. Therefore, the formation of a government must be achieved very quickly.”