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Mon May 3, 2021, 09:09 AM

Polls put German Green party in lead five months before election

A green wind of change is blowing through Germanyís political landscape as a poll-of-polls on Monday puts the Green party above Angela Merkelís ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) only five months before national elections.

The aggregate poll, published by Pollytix Strategic Research, puts the Greens in the lead for the first time since June 2019.
Six out of 10 polls published over the last two weeks instead show an advantage for the Greens, who scraped into fifth place when Germany last went to the polls in 2017. A survey published by pollster Kantar and Bild am Sonntag newspaper on Sunday gave the Greens in a three-point lead, on 27%.

It suggests the ecological partyís candidate, Annalena Baerbock, could even find herself in the comfortable position of being able to pick and choose from a variety of potential coalition partners, with power-sharing deals with the CDU, the Social Democratic party (SPD) and the Free Democrats, or the SPD and leftwing Die Linke all within a touching distance of a majority.


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