Euronews asks political analyst Leopold Traugott about what impact the news of Angela Merkel’s long goodbye will have on Germany and the rest of Europe.
SPD’s vote actually halved, from 20.6% in 2013, to just 9.7%! This marks the party’s worst result in Bavaria since the 1930s, and is the first state parliament now where they have fallen below the symbolic 10% threshold in recent history - a painful exercise for a former Volkspartei.
Hundreds of thousands have gathered in Berlin to march against the far right. Activist groups representing migrants, the LGBTQ+ community, workers and the homeless, walked the streets together.