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01 Sep 2017

Possible CDU/CSU–FDP coalition grows more popular with Germans

ARD / infratest dimap

Ahead of the general elections on 24 September, German voters increasingly favour a possible government coalition of conservatives (CDU/CSU) and the economically liberal FDP, while the popularity of the current alternative of a grand coalition (CDU/CSU-SPD) is declining, says a new survey by pollster infratest dimap, commissioned by public broadcaster ARD. 43 percent of respondents said they thought a CDU/CSU-FDP coalition would be good or very good (36 percent in April 2017), while 44 percent thought the same about the grand coalition (51 percent in April). A coalition of conservatives and Greens is rated positively by 32 percent of respondents, a coalition of CDU/CSU-Greens and FDP by 27 percent.

Find the survey results in German here.

For background on the September general elections, read the CLEW dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende.

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