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German SPD Secretary-General says we have mandate to govern

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German SPD Secretary-General says we have mandate to govern
German SPD Secretary-General says we have mandate to govern   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">BERLIN</span> – German Social Democrat Secretary-General Lars Klingbeil said on Sunday his party had a mandate to form a coalition after exit polls showed the <span class="caps">SPD</span> neck and neck with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc.</p> <p>“The <span class="caps">SPD</span> has the mandate to govern. We want Olaf Scholz to be chancellor,” said Klingbeil shortly after first exit polls. He said the exit polls put the <span class="caps">SPD</span> ahead.</p> <p>An exit poll for broadcaster <span class="caps">ARD</span> showed <span class="caps">SPD</span> and conservatives tied while other polls showed <span class="caps">SPD</span> marginally ahead.</p> <p/> </div>