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Green politician attacked - numerous election workers jump off: "Do everything to ensure elections"

2021-09-27T23:10:16.034Z

Final spurt for all parties before the election: Chancellor Merkel supported Laschet on Saturday at the final election date in Aachen. News ticker.



Final spurt for all parties before the election: Chancellor Merkel supported Laschet on Saturday at the final election date in Aachen.

News ticker.

  • The Bundestag election is on Sunday - Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU *) gave a speech to Armin Laschet in Aachen

    (see updates from September 25, 12.25 p.m. and 12.50 p.m.).

  • The election campaign stand of the Greens in Plauen, Saxony, was attacked by an intoxicated man

    (see update from September 25th, 8:19 p.m.)

    .

  • A Berlin election office manager raises the alarm: Election workers have been jumping off for days: “We can't explain it to ourselves” (

    see update from September 25th, 9:55 pm

    ).

  • This news ticker is continuously updated.

Update from September 25, 10:21 p.m

.: Around 60 million people will be able to vote in the federal election on Sunday.

The polling stations are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. - but a record number of postal votes is also expected due to the corona pandemic.

47 parties are standing for election, more than ever since reunification.

In the last polls there were still surprises that point to a close race.

It is expected that only a triple constellation will be able to govern.

Experts expect either an alliance of CDU / CSU, Greens and FDP (“Jamaica Coalition”) or an alliance of SPD, Greens and FDP (traffic light coalition).

But alliances with the left are also conceivable.

It is expected that the AfD will also make it back into the Bundestag.

Whether Olaf Scholz (SPD), Annalena Baerbock (Greens) or Armin Laschet (CDU) will become the new chancellor will only be revealed after the coalition negotiations, even if a trend could already be discerned on Sunday.

Berlin polling stations sound the alarm: "Do everything to ensure elections"

Update from September 25, 9:55 p.m

.: On the evening before the election, polling stations in Berlin sound the alarm, as

reported by

the

RBB

.

More and more election workers would jump off - and have been for days.

“Today we have received around 70 rejections, 200 to 250 in the last few days.

They are already canceling, ”says the electoral office manager in Pankow, Marc Albrecht.

"We can hardly explain that and of course we have to do everything we can to secure the elections on Sunday," he said.

Berlin has set up a hotline for people who want to jump in spontaneously.

Federal Parliament election 2021: Mask requirement in the polling stations - 3G does not apply

Update from September 25, 9:13 p.m

.: A lot has happened since the 2017 federal election: The Corona crisis has

affected

people in Germany in very different ways, the topic of climate change has become more urgent and polarizes more and more - as well as topics about social justice.

How the majority of the people will vote in the election on September 26, 2021 is still completely open after the last polls.

But: How did your constituency vote in the last election?

Merkur.de has prepared the election results for the first and second votes of all 11,000 cities and municipalities from 2017.

Update from September 25, 8:48 p.m

.: "In tomorrow's election, voters must wear a mask," writes the Federal Returning Officer on Twitter, referring to the rules on election Sunday.

However, there is no 3-G rule: “The right to vote is also possible for unvaccinated and untested people, taking the respective hygiene measures into account.

Voting in the voting room is not made unreasonably difficult by the mask requirement, the Higher Administrative Court of North Rhine-Westphalia found on Friday.

After a call from Olaf Scholz (SPD): Climate activist ends his hunger strike after 27 days: "At the end of my strength"

Update from September 25, 8:17 p.m

.: The climate activist Henning Jeschke ended his hunger strike after a call from SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz.

“The doorbell rang and it was Olaf Scholz's turn,” wrote Jeschke on Twitter.

“He promises to hold a public discussion about the climate emergency within the next four weeks.

After 27 days of hunger strike and 7 hours without water - at the end of my strength - I am now ending the hunger strike. "And he added:" Resistance is working. "

Olaf Scholz wrote on Twitter: “I'm glad that the strikers break off and drink and eat again.

Life comes first.

I stand by my interview offer after the election, I will stick to it. "

Details of the attack on the Greens' election campaign stand in Plauen known

Update from September 25, 7:56 p.m

.: Details have become known about the attack on the election campaign

status of

the Greens in Plauen, Saxony. The slightly injured politician is the chairwoman of the Vogtland district association, Lea Sophie Gauglitz. She suffered a hematoma when the drunk attacker pelted the election campaign team with eggs, but did not need medical treatment. The man is in police custody.

The Chancellor candidate of the Greens, Annalena Baerbock, wrote on Twitter: “The attack on our campaign stand in Plauen is shocking.

It is all the more important: we have to stand up for our liberal democracy every day.

And I thank all those who do this day in and day out. ”In the past few days, posters from the right-wing extremist Party III.

Made the headlines.

"Hang the greens," it said.

The Munich District Court I had on Monday forbidden the party to continue using the posters by means of an injunction.

The decision applies nationwide.

SPD chairman Saskia Esken (SPD) is responsible for a debate on Twitter the day before the election

Update from September 25, 7:25 p.m

.: The SPD chairman Saskia Esken caused a discussion on Twitter on the Saturday before the election.

After her demand that the landlords, not the tenants, pay for the CO2 surcharge for rental apartments, a pensioner contacted her.

The pensioner perceives this allocation as not social for people who have to live on rental income - the reactions of Saskia Esken (SPD) caused outrage among the pensioner and in the Twitter community.

Greta Thunberg in NRW: "This election will not end the climate crisis" - swipe at Armin Laschet (CDU)

Update from September 25, 6.41 p.m

.: Before German election Sunday, Greta Thunberg visited the community of Lützerath in North Rhine-Westphalia, which is to give way to lignite mining. With a view to an election campaign appearance by Armin Laschet (CDU), she said: "A few kilometers from here, Angela Merkel and Armin Laschet speak today and defend a fossil status quo that normalizes and justifies this destruction here." But there is no justification for it. "It is unacceptable, it is unacceptable and accordingly we will not accept and accept." "This election will not solve a climate crisis, no matter how it ends," said Thunberg.

Although many climate protection activists and organizations have now called for an end to the hunger strikes in front of the Berlin Reichstag, the two remaining activists have now started a dry hunger strike.

Henning Jeschke, who has been on a hunger strike since the end of August, has been supported by an activist since this week.

Neither of them want to drink any more, which in their weakened condition can lead to a medical emergency within a very short time.

Christian Lindner (FDP) wants a strong FDP weight in possible coalitions with CDU / CSU, SPD and Greens

Update from September 25, 6:11 p.m

.: Christian Lindner and the FDP could tip the scales after the federal election, because both a traffic light coalition of the SPD, Greens and FDP and a Jamaica coalition of CDU / CSU, Greens and FDP could become possible. Similar to the 2017 election, however, FDP boss Lindner only wants to govern in a coalition in which the FDP has a strong voice. "We are not ready to send our country on a left drift in 2021 either," he said, according to the

Tagesschau,

at a rally in Düsseldorf. The FDP is only ready for “a government in the middle” in which there will be “no tax increases and no easing of the debt brake”.

Only with the Greens and the left can there be a real departure, says Merkur.de editor Maximilian Kettenbach - because Laschet did not listen to Söder's warning.

Update from September 25, 5:31 p.m

.: Olaf Scholz (SPD candidate for chancellor) has cautiously

commented on

whether the party would be allowed to decide on the government coalition in a member decision.

He wanted to wait for election day, so Scholz in a reaction to a proposal by the SPD deputy party chairman Kevin Kühnert.

In 2013, the SPD party base voted on the move into the GroKo.

In 2019, Olaf Scholz was inferior to his rivals for the party chairmanship, Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans.

When it comes to his own preferences, Olaf Scholz is much more communicative.

His “favorite coalition” is an alliance with the Greens, said Scholz on Saturday in Potsdam, his home constituency - in which the Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock is also applying for a direct mandate.

Scholz also emphasized in an interview on Saturday his good relationship with FDP boss Lindner.

However, he did not want to rule out an alliance with the Left Party.

SPD candidate for Chancellor Olaf Scholz campaigning in his home constituency of Potsdam

Update from September 25, 4:58 p.m

.: SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz appeared on the last day before the federal election in his home constituency in Potsdam.

In his speech, he emphasized that he wanted to counter man-made climate change primarily with technological innovations.

“Germany can create the technologies that can be used in other parts of the world to stop climate change,” he said.

But the focus of his speech was on social policy.

With him as Federal Chancellor, "life will be affordable," he said.

He also announced that he would like to campaign for enough affordable apartments in Germany, not to raise the retirement age any further - but to increase the minimum wage to 12 euros in the first year.

In the last polls, the SPD continues to lead - but only slightly ahead of the Union.

The Greens' election campaign stand in Plauen, Saxony, attacked

Update from September 25, 4:44 p.m.:

In the afternoon, an election campaign stand of the Greens in Plauen, Saxony, was apparently attacked.

“We are shocked,” wrote Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen Sachsen on Twitter.

“Our district chairwoman was [...] slightly injured in the head.

Our direct candidate who was present was able to overpower the perpetrator and


hold him there

until the police arrived

. "

A 50-year-old man went to the stand on the Theaterplatz, "expressed his displeasure" and then pelted an employee with an egg, reported ntv, citing a police spokesman.

Accordingly, the man also tried to kick a politician.

“In this election campaign we had to endure many, often very harsh attacks, including calls for murder.

Unfortunately, the attack in Plauen shows only too clearly how quickly words can become deeds, ”said the SPD state chairman in Saxony, Christin Furthenbacher.

Annalena Baerbock (Greens) does not want to worry about coalitions the day before the general election

Update from September 25, 4:29 p.m

.: One day before the federal election, the Greens' candidate for Chancellor, Annalena Baerbock, no longer has a major campaign

appearance

.

But she used the day for a walk through Potsdam, where she runs as a direct candidate for the Greens.

In the busy pedestrian zone, she campaigned for votes - and, according to the dpa, received a lot of encouragement for the climate policy of the Greens.

She did not want to answer one question: She is currently not worrying about possible coalitions, but rather campaigning until the last minute.

In contrast to her, FDP boss Lindner had campaigned for a coalition of CDU / CSU, FDP and the Greens.

Update from September 25, 2:15 p.m.:

On Saturday lunchtime there was another big appearance for Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet (CDU): Together with Chancellor Merkel, he stood in front of Aachen supporters

(see updates from September 25, 12.50 and 12.25 p.m.)

.

How could it be otherwise: He was optimistic that he would win the federal election.

But what happens if that doesn't work?

Does he have to resign then?

You can read possible scenarios for Laschet's future at

Merkur.de

.

Laschet speech shortly before the general election next to Merkel: "That was 23 people who believe that"

Update from September 25th, 12.50 p.m.:

Armin Laschet, the CDU leader, once again uses his chance to campaign for himself.

After the Chancellor

(see update from September 25th, 12.25 p.m.)

, he comes to the lectern.

He recalls the last state election in North Rhine-Westphalia when he won.

The day before, Merkel was also in Aachen *, the polls fluctuated, the outcome open.

In the end, the CDU won.

"I am sure, because it is back today, it will succeed tomorrow, the CDU will be the strongest political force," Laschet called out to those present.

+

Aachen: Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and Armin Laschet, (CDU) on stage during a joint election campaign appearance.

© Federico Gambarini / dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

He pays tribute to Merkel's achievements, such as her “acting instead of making big speeches”. Merkel remains standing next to him on the stage, clapping and grinning from time to time, otherwise listens or sometimes holds on to the desk. Laschet asks the group who can best continue their time. “Does anyone think red-red-green can do that?” Screams and interim screams on the square. “There were 23 people who believe that, the rest don't believe that red-red-green can do that,” Laschet estimates. “I don't want the left to sit in the next federal government,” he adds.

Occasionally, Laschet is briefly irritated by boos from the background. But he masters most of the speech confidently and shows a willingness to fight. He received a lot of applause, for example, when he reported from the Bundestag "what a tone has found its way there" and thus looks at the AfD. Merkel clearly agrees with him and nods. A little later, a moment of laughter: "Well over there someone holds up an SPD poster and shouts 'ridiculous'", comments Laschet. For viewers on television, it remains unclear what the situation on site looks like. Laschet then criticized the SPD, which had been “the coal party badly for over 50 years” in North Rhine-Westphalia and which is now fighting for the environmental movement at the forefront. “That's not serious,” says Laschet.After a substantive panning, for example, on guest workers and internal security, Laschet ends and again campaigns for votes for the CDU at his home game in Aachen.

Merkel in the election campaign for the federal election: headwind - "Not the CDU!"

Update from September 25, 12.25 p.m.:

Angela Merkel is on stage in Aachen and supports Armin Laschet one day before the federal election.

“I must have done something wrong, so congratulations to Aachen,” she says, referring to the weather.

Because Laschet was only recently in her constituency in Stralsund, but Laschet could only see little because it was raining at the time.

She praised Laschet and emphasized that he had repeatedly spoken in speeches and at appearances about the European Union's work of unity and had campaigned for peace and the future of Europe.

Merkel emphasizes that it doesn't matter who rules the country.

"I would like to tell you from my experience that there are always points in the political life of a Federal Chancellor. It doesn't matter who governs, but the right decision has to be made." everyone agrees: it must ensure prosperity, security and peace.

Immediately afterwards, shouts from the background of protesters can be heard: "Not the CDU!"

Merkel intervenes surprisingly clearly in the election campaign: last appearance with Laschet

Merkel looks back on the last few decades and also on her years. She then speaks about Corona, climate protection, jobs and internal security, with little new content becoming clear. At the end she advertises again for Laschet, who is known for being able to build bridges. “Armin Laschet doesn't come from anywhere, he comes here from Aachen. He learned politics from the bottom up, ”says Merkel. And his country, which he has ruled as prime minister so far, is diverse. "I think the only thing missing is the sea, but then you go to Stralsund." And then she noticed another little thing: "And a few mountains, but you are going to Bavaria."

Update from September 25, 11.35 a.m.:

Over 4000 crimes are related to the current election campaign.

According to a report, this is the result of a survey among the federal states.

Not only the federal election is affected, but also state elections such as in Berlin and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, which take place on Sunday in parallel.

According to the report, it is mainly about property damage, in particular to election posters.

But violent crimes, propaganda crimes and insults were also recorded.

Health Minister Jens Spahn warns.

Federal election 2021: high number of postal voters is emerging

Update from September 25, 11:10 a.m.:

Always an important point in elections: How high is the voter turnout? There is a large number of postal voters in the Bundestag election that year. Andrea Römmele, political scientist at the Hertie School of Governance, also expects a high turnout on Sunday. We know from research that voters are mobilized again "when it is a close race," she said in an interview with ntv. In addition, the parties are already preparing for exploratory talks and coalition negotiations: “One ponders within the party where the red lines are, ie topics that cannot be given up under any circumstances.” The first preparations behind closed doors are already underway.

Federal election 2021: Final spurt of the election campaign for Laschet, Scholz and Baerbock

Update from September 25th, 10.30 a.m.:

Give everything again one day before the federal election: The parties will think so on this Saturday.

The whole day is filled with campaign appearances.

The Chancellor candidates Armin Laschet (CDU) and Olaf Scholz (SPD) will remain in their respective homeland.

The CDU boss appears with Chancellor Merkel

(see first report)

, Scholz is ringing around Potsdam from 12.30 p.m.

For Annalena Baerbock, her campaign tour ended on Friday.

On their website the last date was advertised for September 24th.

It remains to be seen whether it will suddenly appear again today, such as yesterday's climate strike.

Merkel's chancellorship will end soon: will the Germans miss her?

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Chancellor Merkel supports Armin Laschet (CDU) on the home stretch.

© Bernd Wüstneck / dpa

Update from September 25th, 9.25 a.m.:

Chancellor Angela Merkel throws herself into the fray again for her party today.

She appears at 12 noon together with Union Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet in Aachen

(see first report).

Your chancellorship will soon be over, after the election the coalition discussions will continue: At the end of the day, a new chancellor will be elected in the Bundestag.

When that will happen is still open.

What Merkel will do afterwards is still largely open.

Maybe she doesn't know herself yet.

A survey now provides information on whether Germans will miss Merkel *.

Video: 16 years of Merkel - looking back at an era

Final spurt in the CDU election campaign: Merkel offers support again - at Laschet in Aachen

First report from September 25th:

Aachen - It is the final of the CDU election campaign: One day before the Bundestag election on Sunday, Union Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet (CDU) and Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) take part in a rally in Laschet's hometown Aachen.

The final election campaign event will take place at 12 noon in the Aachen district of Burtscheid, where Armin Laschet, who is currently still Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, lives.

On Tuesday evening, the Chancellor and the candidate for Chancellor already appeared in Merkel's constituency of Stralsund.

The official end of the election campaign of the CDU and CSU was already planned for Friday evening (September 24th) in Munich with Merkel, Laschet and the CSU chairman Markus Söder.

Two appearances in two days are a bit surprising after Merkel originally wanted to stay out of the fight for her successor.

Final spurt in the CDU election campaign before the federal election: Laschet and Merkel in Aachen

The long election campaign is now coming to an end for other parties as well: On Saturday, the FDP and its federal party leader Christian Lindner will also end their election campaign in the form of a rally in Cologne and Düsseldorf.

The Greens around Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock no longer have any major official election campaign dates.

Baerbock, however, surprisingly appeared on Friday for a conversation with participants in the Fridays for Future demonstration in Cologne.

SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz was mainly in his constituency in Potsdam.

Alice Weidel is one of the AfD's top candidates at a rally in Karlsruhe.

It remains exciting: Current polls from the parties ahead of the general election on Sunday

According to the numerous current polls *, the race for chancellorship remains exciting. According to the Allensbach survey, the SPD would currently receive 26 percent of the vote, the CDU / CSU 25 percent and the Greens 16 percent. It is followed by the FDP with 10.5 percent, the AfD with 10 percent and the Left with 5 percent. Compared to the last federal election in 2017, the SPD could gain some votes (2017: 20.5 percent), while the CDU / CSU could lose support (2017: 32.9 percent). The Greens are expected to gain almost double the number of votes (2017: 8.9 percent).

According to the Wahlen research group, 47 percent would like Olaf Scholz * (SPD) to be the new Federal Chancellor, 20 percent Armin Laschet * (CDU) and around 16 percent Annalena Baerbock * (Greens) as the new Federal Chancellor.

It will be exciting until next election Sunday.

The first forecasts and projections will be available from 6 p.m.

(dpa / at) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

.

Source: merkur

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