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Merkel's District in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Falls Into SPD's Hands

© REUTERS / WOLFGANG RATTAYGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel together with North Rhine-Westphalia State Premier, Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader and candidate for chancellor Armin Laschet, attends a rally ahead of the September 26 general election , in Aachen, Germany, September 25, 2021.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel together with North Rhine-Westphalia State Premier, Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader and candidate for chancellor Armin Laschet, attends a rally ahead of the September 26 general election , in Aachen, Germany, September 25, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 27.09.2021
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BERLIN (Sputnik) - Georg Gunther, the candidate from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party (Christian Democratic Union of Germany, CDU) for Merkel's home constituency in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania lost the to the Social Democrats (SPD) , according to preliminary results.
Gunther got 20.5 percent in the district (Bundestag constituency 15), where Merkel won the direct mandate eight times since 1990. Meanwhile, SPD candidate Anna Kassautzki won 24.4 percent.

With results from more than 80 percent of the districts processed, data from Germany's electoral commission shows that the SPD is leading in the federal election with 25.7 percent. The conservatives' bloc (CDU and and the Christian Social Union, CSU, parties) is second with 24.7 percent.

The Greens are third with 14 percent, while the Free Democratic Party (FDP) is fourth with 11.5 percent. The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is fifth with 10.7 percent.
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