Historic German election ends, country waits for a coalition to form
Center-left party narrowly defeats the two-decade reign of conservatives By Tyler Clifton, Staff Writer Last week signaled a changing of the guard in German policies, with the Social Democratic Party (SPD) emerging victorious in the first election when the incumbent chancellor was not in the running. Chancellor Angela Merkel announced she would not be running for reelection several months prior to the Sept. 26 election that has been one of the tightest races in the country’s history. The SPD emerged on top with 25.7% of the vote, marking the first time the center-left group won an election since Merkel’s rise … Continue reading Historic German election ends, country waits for a coalition to form
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