- According to extrapolation, the Social Democrats are in a close race with the CDU and CSU, who get the worst result in their history, in the Bundestag election. Both candidates for chancellorship lay claim to the office of chancellor.
- The Greens are falling short of expectations, and the left has to worry about entering the Bundestag.
- There is also a close race between the SPD and the Greens in the House of Representatives elections in Berlin. There were several mishaps and long waiting times when voting.
- In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the SPD clearly wins the state elections.
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