The Social Democratic Party of Germany heads into opposition. This was announced by its leader Martin Schulz after the publication of the preliminary results of the elections to the Bundestag, according to which his party received only 21% of the supporting votes. This is reported by a correspondent of Ukrinform from the electoral headquarters of the Social Democrats.
"The SPD is going into opposition," Schultz announced, adding that from that day "the SPD's cooperation with the Christian Democratic Union of Angela Merkel ceases.
Schulz said that Merkel would not go to the government as a minister. At the same time, he promised that the SPD would continue to defend the ideals of social democracy.
In addition, Schulz called today "a black day for democracy," given that the right populists from the Alternative for Germany came to the third place.
As reported, according to exit polls, "CDU / CSU" is gaining 32.25%, SPD - 20%, "Alternative for Germany" - 13.5%.