Almost half the German population believes the federal election in September has already been decided, Renate Köcher of polling agency Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach writes for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Survey results show 71 percent of Germans believe Angela Merkel will remain the country’s chancellor. However, the outcome is still uncertain, because 46 percent of Germans do not know who they will vote for, Köcher writes. With two additional parties (FDP, AfD) likely to enter the German Bundestag, coalition-building options will change “dramatically”, he adds.
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