Don't miss the inspiring speeches at The Jerusalem Post Conference
Merkel's party in dead-heat with rivals in state vote
ByREUTERS
May 6, 2012 19:08

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are in a dead-heat with the rival Social Democrats (SPD) for first place in an election in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, exit polls showed on Sunday.

German TV network ARD showed Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) on 30.5 percent and the SPD on 29.5 % based on the first exit polls after the voting stations closed at 6 p.m. (1600 GMT). The result would give both parties 22 seats in the 69-seat assembly.

The unclear outcome could lead to many weeks of negotiations to find a new government, with an unusually large number of coalition options possible, including a "grand coalition" of the two big parties or three-way governments involving smaller parties.

Related Content
Breaking news
March 29, 2017
Islamic State shelling forces engineers to evacuate Syrian dam

By REUTERS

Share this article via
from around the web
Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 15 - 29
    Beer Sheva
    15 - 24
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 16 - 23
    Jerusalem
    15 - 22
    Haifa
  • 21 - 30
    Elat
    15 - 26
    Tiberias