Germany .. The “Green Party” won the local elections in the southern state of Baden-WuerttembergReutersThe results of the local elections in the southern German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, one of the important industrial states, showed a clear lead and victory for the “Green Party”.
It also showed a significant decline for the “Alternative Party” (far right) and the Christian Democratic Union, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
These results will not change anything in the actual political reality in the state, where the ruling coalition is made up of the “Green Party”, which gets 31% of the votes, and the “Christian Democratic Union” party that gets 24% of the votes.
This state is the second richest state in Germany, knowing that it is the headquarters of one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, the “Mercedes” company.
The CDU’s 25% vote in Baden-Wuerttemberg is the worst result in the history of conservatives in this state, which was a conservative stronghold until 2011.
With the victory of the “Greens,” Winfried Kretschmann, 72, will win a third term. He is the only environmentalist to rule a German state.
In addition to the first estimates, the defeat of Merkel’s camp in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, bordering France, Belgium and Luxembourg, is looming, after the Christian Democratic Union had hoped to put an end to three decades of the Social Democratic Party’s dominance over this state, as expectations highlight the intensification of competition between the two parties, and it is likely to win. Prime Minister of the region’s outgoing government, Malu Dreyer, a new term, according