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Senior CDU politician says Jamaica coalition possible

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Senior CDU politician says Jamaica coalition possible
Senior CDU politician says Jamaica coalition possible   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

BERLIN – Exit polls of Germany’s federal election show that a so-called Jamaica coalition https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/jamaica-traffic-lights-or-kiwis-germanys-coalition-conundrum-2021-09-02 of conservatives, the Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats is possible, a senior politician of Angela Merkel’s CDU said on Sunday.

“The numbers show that there’s a possibility for a future-oriented coalition of the Union (CDU/CSU), the Greens, and the FDP,” Secretary General Paul Ziemiak told broadcaster ARD. “It will be a long election night.”

The CDU/CSU bloc won 25% of the vote, their weakest result in a post-war federal election and on a par with the centre-left Social Democrat (SPD), the infratest exit poll for broadcaster ARD showed.