The SPD celebrated a great success in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In the state elections on Sunday, Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig's Social Democrats will receive 37 percent of the vote in an initial forecast. That is 6.4 points more than in the previous election in 2016. The CDU, the previous coalition partner of the SPD, only got 14 percent, a minus of five points. This puts it behind the AfD, which accounts for 18.5 percent. The Greens come to seven percent in the forecast, the FDP comes to 6.5 percent - both parties failed in the 2016 election because of the five percent hurdle. Instead of four parties, six parties should be represented in the next state parliament.

Around 1.32 million eligible voters were called to vote in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Before the election, Schwesig left it open with whom the SPD wants to govern after the election.

The CDU state chairman and top candidate Michael Sack did not succeed in the election campaign to lead his party to a success again after the poor performance in 2016.

Against Manuela Schwesig, Minister-President of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania since 2017, none of the opponents came in this election.

According to a survey by Infratest Dimap, 71 percent of voters are satisfied with their work.