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News ticker European Elections 2024: EU Parliament results

News ticker European Elections 2024: EU Parliament results

Government parties suffered losses in the European elections in Germany. According to preliminary forecasts from ARD and ZDF, the Chancellor's Social Democratic Party achieved its worst result yet in Sunday's European elections, coming in third place. Losses were greater for the Greens, while the Free Democratic Party suffered slight losses.

The Union was the strongest party ever. The Alternative for Germany party came in second place. The Party Wagenknecht (BSW) immediately achieved respectable success.

According to expectations, it came union In first place with 29.5 to 30 percent (EU elections 2019: 28.9 percent). the Alternative for Germany party It rose to 16 to 16.5 percent – ​​but was significantly lower than the values ​​it achieved in polls just a few months ago (2019: 11.0 percent).

the SPD by Chancellor Olaf Scholz undermined their poor results in the 2019 EU elections and finished in the forecast at 14 percent (2019: 15.8 percent). the The greens It suffered the largest losses among all parties, reaching 12 to 12.5 percent (2019: 20.5 percent). the Free Democratic Party It recorded slight losses and ended at five percent (2019: 5.4 percent).

Former left-wing politician Sahira Wagenknecht has achieved success with her new party BSW From 5.5% to 6%, it overtook the Left Party, which received 3%, on par with the small European-friendly party. Volt.

According to ZDF forecasts, free voters and splinter groups “Party”, “Animal Welfare Party”, “Family Party” and “Democratic Party of Austria” can also count on seats.

Voter turnout increased significantly compared to the 2019 EU elections – to around 66 percent, according to ZDF. Five years ago, the percentage was 61.4 percent. (AFP)