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    Germany's Greens 'Bribes' Voters With Colored Pasta at Pre-Election Party

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    The lagging German Green Party organized a cheerful feast in the center of Berlin, trying to gain some new supporting voters just a few days before the federal elections in Germany starts.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — The Alliance 90/The Green Party decided to entertain their supporters with colored pasta, serving green-styled spaghetti and pizza while entertaining guests with live music in the center of Berlin.

    The Alliance 90/The Greens’ electoral list for the 2017 elections to the Bundestag is led by Cem Oezdemir, and Katrin Goering-Eckardt, co-chair of the Greens’ faction in parliament.

    The leaders attended the party and talked to voters urging them to cast their ballots for the party that focuses on an agenda related to the market economy with major environmental protection under the state's supervision.

    Participants of the pre-election party told Sputnik that they believe that all pledges by the Alliance 90 would be executed.

    "I expect that the Green party will fulfill exactly what they have promised, which is justice, a reasonable policy in opposition to the AfD [Alternative for Germany], and environment which is usually forgotten by other parties," a supporter of the Greens named Marin told Sputnik at the event.

    On Thursday, the poll devoted to the upcoming federal elections in Germany showed that Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc of the Christian Democrats and Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) is supported by 37 percent of the public, retaining a 15-percent lead over the Social Democratic Party (SPD) just days prior to the election.

    The eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) is projected to finish third with 10 percent, while the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and The Left party stand to get 9 percent each. The Greens are supported by around 7-8 percent of German voters.

    The German federal elections are scheduled for September 24.


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