Angela Merkel want remain Chancellor for her fourth term but her victory has been overshadowed by the far-right Variant for Germany (AfD) party winning its first seats in the Bundestag.
The CDU took 32.9 per cent of chairs, down almost eight per cent on 2013, while Social Democrats Co-signer (SPD) led by former EU leader Martin Schulz, gained 20.8 per cent and the AfD 13.1 per cent.
Innumerable of the AfD votes came from former CDU supporters, a fact acknowledged by both Mrs Merkel and Mr Schulz in their individual speeches after the result.
Asked by Sky news if he could call the conclusion a victory, CDU vice chairman Dr Michael Fuchs said: «Of course it’s not. Forfeit nearly eight per cent of the voters is really a terrible situation and we are not beneficial at all.
«The only good thing is we are still by far the biggest party in parliament and we’ve got the sound to form a new coalition, that’s our duty now, but it will not be easy at all.»
The big story of the night has been the AfD, who became the first far right bust-up to enter the Bundestag since World War II.
The party has been compared to the Nazis, with the AfD director even making pro-Nazi comments.
Their election campaign, featuring derogatory concerns to Islam and immigration, has also been likened to Third Reich hype.
But Dr Fuchs said it was «dangerous» to to say that all AfD supporters were Nazis, as multitudinous were in fact dissillusioned conservative CDU voters.
Dr Michael Fuchs intended it was important to win back AfD voters
«It is definitely true that we lost to the far to be fair, but we also lost to others and we have to analyse that very intensively,» he give the word delivered.
«It is very dangerous to say that the AfD are just Nazi, because there are also acutely conservative thinkers.
«This conservative thinking — maybe we didn’t apply oneself to it enough.
«I’m quite sure we have to look that some people are not well-timed with out attitude towards conservative issues.
«We have to do that job sport and get back those voters.
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«It is once not at all what we wanted to have. we don’t want Nazis in Parliament.
«But I think very recently to say AfD is just nazi is not the right attitude.»
Asked if the AfD result represented a shift to the sort out in German politics, dr Fucjs replied: «They have 13 per cent.
«It’s a lot, but its not sufficiently to really shift something, so I’m not so scared.»