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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc of the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) is leading in the opinion polls with 40 percent of popular support, a survey showed.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to the GMS poll issued on Wednesday, public support for the CDU/CSU has increased by one percent, whereas support for SPD has decreased from 23 to 22 percent.

    The Free Democratic Party (FDP) has received 9 percent thus prompting a slender majority of a possible coalition of FDP and Christian Democrats in the parliament if the elections took place on Sunday.

    The Green party and The Left party received 8 percent each, while eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) 7 percent.

    The poll was conducted between August 8 and August 15, with 1,007 respondents having participated in it.

    Germany’s parliamentary elections are slated for September 24.

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