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Brutal defeat for the SPD in the Schleswig-Holstein elections

In state elections in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, initial expectations point to a clear victory for the ruling Christian Democrats. According to the calculations of ARD and ZDF television stations, the CDU of famous Prime Minister Daniel Gunther is 41 to 43 percent (2017: 32.0 percent). The Green Party previously improved from 17.0 to 19.5 percent (2017: 12.9 percent).

The opposition Social Democrats, which govern Germany at the federal level, fell to 15.5% to 16% (2017: 27.3%). This is the worst SPD result in this case so far. The last time the SPD served as prime minister was from 2012 to 2017.