Poll sees AfD still ahead of CDU and BSW

Two and a half months before the state elections in Thuringia, a survey for the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk puts the AfD in first place ahead of the CDU and the Sahra Wagenknecht (BSW) alliance. The party, which is known by the state Office for the Protection of the Constitution as AfD, which has been classified as right-wing extremist According to the survey published on Tuesday by the Infratest dimap institute, top candidate Björn Höcke is 28 percent,the CDU from top candidate Mario Voigt follows with 23 percent. The BSW would be from the stand 21 percent to reach.

Next, with eleven percent, is the Left Party of Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow, which currently leads a minority government in Thuringia with the SPD and the Greens. The SPD is seen at seven percent, while the Greens would miss out on re-entry into the Erfurt state parliament with four percent. The FDP would also have to leave the state parliament with less than three percent.

Compared to a previous survey in March the AfD loses one percentage pointwhile the CDU wins three points,The BSW can improve by six points. The parties of the current state government all lose. The Left slips by five points, the SPD loses two points, the Greens lose one point.

Elections will be held in Thuringia on September 1st at the same time as Saxony, followed by Brandenburg on September 22nd. Forming a government would remain difficult, as no coalition known in Germany would have a majority. Without the AfD and the Left, however, the CDU could form a coalition with the BSW and the SPD, which Voigt does not rule out despite rejecting such cooperation at the federal level.

By Editor

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