The results of the important Baden-Württemberg election are rocking Germany. In an area that has been Tory (CDU) since the fifties we are due to see their historic first Green President as a Green/SPD coalition rolls into power.
The Greens were the only party (bar the Pirates who hadn't stood before) to increase their vote share. Incredibly they doubled their vote to just under a full quarter of those who voted.
This comes as the Greens have been riding high in the polls for a while - what this spells out for the next general election though it is far too early to tell.
|Christian Democratic Union (CDU)||39||-5.2||60||-9|
|Social Democratic Party (SPD)||23.1||-2.1||35||-3|
|Free Democratic Party (FDP)||5.3||-5.4||7||-8|