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Germany’s election have ended in a dead heat, exit polls suggest – with outgoing leader Angela Merkel’s party locked in a two-way split with main rivals the Social Democrats
Germany’s election has ended in a dead heat, exit polls suggest – with outgoing leader Angela Merkel’s party locked in a two-way split.
The Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) is tied at 25 per cent of the votes with the centre-left Social Democrat (SPD), reports say.
Germans have been voting for a new federal parliament, choosing who will govern them for the next four years.
Merkel – the leader of the CDU – is standing down after 16 years in power.
It is thought that coalition-building is likely to take time, as parties have to agree on common ground and decide on key posts.