In Germany, a parliamentary election in the eastern state, which is attracting attention as a prelude to the federal parliamentary elections in September, was held, and local media reported that the ruling party to which Chancellor Merkel belongs is expected to win.
According to the expected vote rate compiled by the public broadcaster ARD at the stage after 6 am on the 7th of Japan time at the state parliamentary election held in Saxony-Anhalt, eastern Germany on the 6th, the center-right wing to which Chancellor Merkel belongs The ruling Christian Democratic Union is expected to maintain its position as the first party at 37%, which is more than 7 points higher than the previous time.
Next, the right-wing party "Alternative for Germany" is expected to maintain its position as the second party at 20.9%, which is about 3 points lower than the previous time.
The "Christian Democratic Union" has been sluggish under Mr. Rachette, who took office as leader in January, but local media said that the ruling party's infection situation has improved and regulations have been relaxed. It reports an analysis that virus response was evaluated.
This election is attracting attention as a prelude to the Bundestag election to be held in September, and the ruling party intends to use this victory as a tailwind for the Bundestag election.