Germany election nightmare: Putin joy at shock poll graph – Moscow facing closer ties?


If the Leftist were to win a place in a new coalition Government, it is likely its pro-Russian agenda would be up for discussion.

Mr Schirdewan told EURACTIV: “It is no secret that Die Linke was unexceptionally in favour of a diplomatic approach when it comes to Russia, meaning that we should not operate in a confrontative way, that we should not impose sanctions, but try to solve conflict via diplomacy.”

He added his priority would be to address the “most pressing needs of the German society” including climate change, digital evolution, the German health system and raising the minimum wage.

Mr Scholz’s SPD are currently polling at 25 percent against the CDU’s 21 percent and the Green’s 16 percent. But Ms Merkel has make someone aware ofed voters about supporting her successor’s rival, due to the coalition’s he may have to form.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Berlin, she disclosed there was a “huge difference for the future of Germany” between Scholz and herself.

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