According to the projections put forward by public television ZDF, about 30 minutes after the polls closed, the CDU won 35.2% of the vote in the state of two million people, while the AfD scored only 23.3%, when previous opinion polls indicated to a tremendous equilibrium ratio. This was followed by the formation of the radical left D Link with 11%, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) with 8.2%, the liberals (6.9%) and the Greens (6.1%).
In terms of the distribution of the 83 seats in that state, the CDU had 32 seats, followed by the Alternative for Germany (21), D-Link (10), the SPD (8), the Greens (6) and the Liberals (6), With 42 seats required to hold. The majority.
Thus, the Conservatives register a significant growth compared to the 2016 regional elections, taking 29.8% of the vote, while the AfD lost a point compared to 24.3% previously.
The Social Democrats lost nearly two to three points compared to 10.6% in 2016; The left is more than five (16.3%), while the Greens are up nine-tenths (5.2%). On the other hand, the Liberals managed to return to the regional parliament by breaking the 5% barrier after ten years in the non-parliamentary opposition.
Given this result, the Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt, Rainer Haselow, is in a position to reactivate the alliance with the Social Democrats and the Greens, known as “Kenya” because of the colors of the three parties, being the first government with this composition across the country and will achieve a total of 46 seats in Regional Parliament.
Another possibility, with the same 46 seats, is a “Germany” coalition, joining the CDU with the SPD and the Liberals. Finally, there will also be the alternative “Jamaica” resulting from a partnership between the Conservatives, the Greens and the Liberals with 44 seats.
Polls opened at 06:00 GMT for some 1.8 million citizens and closed at 16:00 GMT, in an election in which Haselov once again aspired to head the government for what, he said, would be his third and final term.
Hasselof, who has led the coalition government of Saxony-Anhalt since 2011, ruled out any cooperation with the far right or the radical left and stressed that Saxony-Anhalt could only be governed from the center and with democratic parties.