The citizens of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania elect a new state parliament on Sunday.
Manuela Schwesig's SPD is the clear favorite to win the election.
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In addition to the federal election *, the state election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is due on September 26th.
The SPD around Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig is clearly in the front in the current polls.
The FDP and the Greens have to worry about re-entry into the state parliament.
Schwerin - When the citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany elect a new Bundestag on Sunday, September 26th and thus also indirectly vote on a successor to Angela Merkel in the Chancellery, the residents of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania have to cast their votes twice.
Then Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig will have to stand for election in her federal state for the first time in order to remain head of the state for five more years.
State election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 2021: incumbent Schwesig clearly ahead in surveys
The former family minister switched back to state politics in 2017 after the SPD Prime Minister Erwin Sellering had to resign due to cancer. For four years, Schwesig has led her party as the top candidate in the state elections in 2021 and, at least according to the latest surveys, the 47-year-old has a good chance of securing the SPD's election victory in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
In the current polls, the Social Democrats receive around 40 percent of the vote.
That would correspond to a vote increase of around ten percentage points compared to the last election.
Schwesig can hardly be expected to win an election with these values.
It gets a lot more exciting if you take a look at the other parties.
Shortly before the election, the question of who will be the second strongest force in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania * remains largely open.
State election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in 2021: FDP and Greens fear entry into the state parliament
AfD and Union have both lost votes in the polls compared to 2016 and could deliver a heartbeat final for the second most votes behind the SPD. It will also be exciting to see whether the FDP and the Greens will be able to return to the state parliament, which in the last legislative period consisted of only four parliamentary groups. In surveys, both parties are just above the five percent hurdle.
It will also be interesting to see what influence the election result has on a possible coalition.
A continuation of the red-black state government is arithmetically very high probability in the realm of the possible.
However, depending on how strong the SPD's increase in votes ultimately turns out, an alliance of the SPD and the left could also achieve a majority in the state parliament.
Then Manuela Schwesig would be spoiled for choice.
A traffic light coalition (SPD, FDP, Greens) and a red-red-green alliance could also be possible.
State election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 2021: All information in the news ticker
On election day, we will keep you up to date with the latest developments in this news ticker.
In our results article you also have an overview of the current projections.
More data and diagrams can be found here.
In addition to the state election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania *, the election to the House of Representatives in Berlin * and the federal election in 2021 * will take place on Sunday (September 26).
The latter also decides who will succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel after 16 years in office: Armin Laschet *, Olaf Scholz * or Annalena Baerbock *.
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