Projections on Sunday evening showed the SPD winning 37.3 percent of the votes in Lower Saxony, Germany’s fourth most populous state, which was almost 4 percentage points ahead of their key rivals, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) at 33.4 percent, according to Infratest dimap.
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and the surprise victory could help the party’s embattled chief Martin Schulz secure his standing after he led the party to its worst national election result in postwar history last month.
“For the first time … in 19 years, we will be the largest group in the state parliament,” said the SPD’s state premier Stephan Weil Sunday evening, “[Merkel’s] Christian Democrats are the clear losers of this election.”
The Greens won around 8.9 percent of the votes, ahead of the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) at 7.4 percent, and the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) at 6.2 percent. The far-left Die Linke, at 4.6 percent, failed to clear the 5 percent hurdle necessary to enter the parliament.
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