漢諾威 – 德國下薩克森邦議會選舉發生戲劇性發展，德國各大媒體在當地時間週日六點公布的預測都指出執政基督教民主聯盟 CDU 和自由民主黨 FDP以一席的些微優勢保住政權，但到晚上11點公布的初步官方結果卻令人大跌眼鏡。
Hanover – A dramatic turn in Germany’s Niedersachen Landtagswahl (Lower Saxony Parliament election). The parties in power, CDU & FPD are expected to get the majority by one seat according to exit poll by most media at 6 pm Sunday local time.
However, when the official resultes were released at 11pm, it turn out to be SPD & the Greens was the winner by one seat majority.
Getting into opposition, FDP still get striking 9.9% of vote, securing their place in the Landtag, and also the position of its chairman Philipp Rösler, who was once the state’s minister.
Days is not so well for Angela Merkel and his party CDU. The party’s Minister-President of the state, David McAllister, being dubbed as Merkl’s Mac by German media, had to give up his premiership to SPD. The majority in the Bundesrat, the upper house also handed it to SPD & Greens, which will becomes an obstacle for Merkel, as all laws passed by Bundestag, must go through Bundesrat first.
The Pirate Party and the Leftists lost their representation in the Landtag, as they cannot secure the 5% votes, the lowest requirement for getting a seat in the State parliament.