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Germany’s ruling SPD loses elections in North Rhine-Westphalia

Germany’s ruling SPD loses elections in North Rhine-Westphalia

The CDU improves the result compared to the last elections in 2017 by two percentage points and gains 35%, the SPD loses 3.7 percentage points and takes second place with 27.5%. In third place is Soyuz90/The Greens with 18.5%. They receive immediately 12.1 points more than in 2017.

The Free Democratic Party, which is also the ruling party at the federal level, loses 7.6 percentage points and gains 5%, which is the threshold for entering the Landtag. Alternative for Germany gains 6%, losing 1.4 percentage points compared to 2017.


To form a ruling coalition, it is necessary to have at least 100 out of 199 deputies in the Landtag. The CDU is currently the ruling party along with the FDP. If the forecasts are correct, then the coalition can be created, as the winning party, by the CDU with the Greens or with the SPD. In addition, if the CDU fails to form a coalition, the SPD may form its own with the Greens and the FDP – similar to the coalition of the German government.