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hello there i'm nicky aaron and welcome back to our special coverage of the german election live here from our studio in the heart of germany and america is on course for a full term as chancellor with most votes now counted but it's night of disappointment for her closest rival martin so it's the time of celebration for the alternative for germany saying tens of millions of voters have now decided how they want
parliament in your most powerful nation. i. did friends this is a big day in the history of our party we've made it we've entered the bundestag and we will change this country to achieve what happened today at six o'clock these are pollution. thank you all this li the c.d.u. would have hoped for a better result but we mustn't forget that we achieved our strategic objectives we are the strongest party we have a mandate to form a new government and no government can be formed against or without us. today is it difficult to show should democracy now in the election. after losing all. we lost the federal election.
so here's a quick break down of the numbers the results are now in from two hundred sixty out of two hundred ninety nine constituencies so roughly eighty percent of all ballots leading the way as expected angle in merkel's christian democratic union with thirty four percent martin schultz and his social democratic party are in second place with twenty one percent and the main two parties at their results look to be the worst in post war history but a strong showing for the alternative for germany party they're set to enter parliament for the first time with twelve percent. so let's go into more detail about arguably the main winner of the day the anti immigration euro skeptic alternative for germany party there on course to win ninety seat almost one sixth of the total in the bundestag however many voters especially a lot of young people are concerned over the party's got equal and gender people
have turned out to protest in cities all across germany of course here in the capital but also in hamburg cologne and frankfurt because they have the supporters celebrated their results inside their headquarters protesters gathered outside. no oh oh. well that's. about. all. i. see that's just going to send a signal with a change over these protest is that i've found out tonight and i thank you for it
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advocacy you know you can always call cases evolution only has one on syria to be able to send to get what we want to do read the borrow between you but then you just will accept that there are other ways to go to stand up to your mother as a sense that with similar types of movements just like this one just like. with the national front in front would some supporters in the u.s. go to the regs and crowd the anti establishment was that they are actually egged on by groups that like was the way they think they would work if there were reasons to galvanize and kind of get together to get the more strongly was certainly the sense i got was a med school case was are they supposed to go out how they told me i was about there was no night now want to be on the extreme wages want to read this week the same thing acceleration was over lowndes no less which said that first they'd annoy
you then they lost you then they might see you and read you way but now i get the feeling that in the a.s.d. camp they they probably think that they've gone from the loafing of the stage to the smoking age was you know it was here that thanks it was you know what is that we will bring people that it was a test was against you and was actually it was like it was that it was not to see i was thinking about what i was people who were they all were going to i was he was the building was already they have all been quietly a school kids out the back door say they are protesting now at an empty venue over that but take a look at what it was the right was celebrating the apple the award was just a couple of hours ago. thanks i
was sixty was. such a divisive a groupie a.f.d. but ahead of the votes all the major parties will also scathing about the a.f.d. . and in india it is wise to recognize that a party like the av d. is not only a challenge for the christian democratic union but a challenge for all of us in this parliament it is about preventing a party of agitators from entering parliament on sunday if the f.d.a. is elected into the pond the stock market and the grave diggers of democracy and a parliament for the first time since one thousand nine hundred forty five i am telling these people here in but you are enemies you can't say i want to live in the country use the opportunities provided by the democratic system and then
disappointed by something vote for politicians single destroy democracy is fine example from a political point of view he is the anti liberal and takes civic party or part time . and is not only top german politicians who see the a.f.p. policy as a through us a lot of media outlets do too many so they might be best not to vote as told and to vote for a.f.p. and claim the party could actually pose a threat to democracy in germany. but does journalist just a no lead believes the election result could force the government to ring think it's immigration policy. i think basically it's an enormously psychological breakthrough for the germans itself that the a of d. just became an important part of the bonus track now so there will be now for the first time in the stock real discussions about immigration which never happened before and i think this is the most important thing you can say and mrs merkel
she made one of the biggest decisions in after war germany by letting in one million people without also lading the people themselves without any real discussions in the lusaka to try and she did get an enormous slip in her face because of this and i think it will. more time to really know what really happened at that moment but medical yes she will still be the prime political force in germany births she has to deal. with parties. are told you only on the left side like the liberals and the greens she has to go into politics what's another way around. will be very bad for. i don't i don't see how she could manage this. just over seventy five percent of
germany's sixty one million eligible voters cast their ballot several percent higher than in the two thousand and thirteen election just over three quarters of votes have now been counted and asking stand angela merkel's c.d.u. party is on course to win two hundred thirty nine seats in the understand that's out of a total of five hundred ninety eight martin so sunday is the actual democrats come next with one hundred fifty seats while alternative for germany in parliament for the very first time will have ninety four c. so with the shifting forces in parliament angela merkel will need to find a new coalition partner let's now take a look at the likely path for the chancellor. the german parties really emerge with a solid majority from the elections so when it's over the try to make friends which is not easy after having tried hard to undermine each other's policies during complaining but the good news is for the politicians you can always see story we
can't keep our election promise because our coalition partners won't let us which is not good news for the voters though you might ask what was the point when you basically get a program that you didn't vote for. there is no guarantee that what you as a voter would like to have in terms of politics will really turn out there is no guarantee. david you would have beaten the majority off the election and therefore there is no guarantee that what you as a voter wants to be transformed into politics can really work out in this way. so what kind of government might germany get. let's go over to a cd you had quarters now here's daniel hawkins of the latest is that the see how we can cross out of the fault to go off much but it seems i've stumbled upon a pause here at the city headquarters and the plane is still playing music like the one playing the full strength of
a city playing what it's like still is human heaven a she doesn't look like you have a little part of my life michael. slowly made shots for the fall did you become a knowledge of. what they could predict you know the results that would mean historically low for the t.v. the social democrats the big losses for the c.p.u. well i think it would pay for that if the as well as i believe democrats ought to buckle as the other side it will look like a coalition with flaws he does have differences off the ball to. help while. the playing second fiddle to much as they have the last time buckle to pull the state should. they should choose to look at the many challenges that you've got to face him as a child and say yes there was
a lot of at least there is a big new challenge ahead of us the a.v. party will be joining german parliament if you want to win back those who voted for the a.m.t. to find out their concerns and more it's never go to the coalition as i mentioned earlier there were several possibilities here before with the social democrats would be you perhaps even up the far left feeling could join. coalition that has been ruled out is to play kill us then as he was saying before the key about the debate coalition just summarize what that means it's the coalition between the c.d.u. we did have across he had to respond there all my differences as i mentioned all the environmental policy big things for example the monica shopped out a lot of those polled fired up how long that will be something nobody has a couple was a quote coming from me we didn't have a policy to all the budget saying that the sixty five million euros going to crawl over with any of them is
a lawyer in sad but has an audience you're the pro politician that would be very much rocky path to go shake with freedom democratic politics well in response a lot of shills ruled himself out she will so you said let's think about it to get more of a very much i could about approach things out take six probably want to buy things and fought for the consensus was that a lot of shills districts this might open might but this site you will be decision made by take weeks perhaps months what austin should be confident about a coalition like christmas. will say she's missed she is the one that i believe michael this is a possible because well i'm sure by a shot for. sixty years that will be she's turning fifty wilma's sudden shot so that in germany assuming she sits out
a poll coming up with a couple of would have told the full charles lipase way in some choose someone this year i'll take to be the longest serving child from multiple to small for the job and but it seems to me. so it's a possibly true. the plot really cost for an election which was a considered a litmus test and a sad couple our team complements the public policy she has been charged up was sometimes seems now that will remain so many of the people here don't mind. buckle was. possible replacements took a look at the back of. the
time i remember she was always there i mean i can remember a time when she wasn't like the chancellor and i don't even know who came before her mission a mission to underline that as an event on us to move on to the mac of a said i think she was elected in two thousand and five for the first time i was like seven she's just been around for ever she's always been an image she's been in power a long time i think there's a piece of it is in my kind of us myself. i've never been an adult without under american governing. in two thousand and five she was elected for the first time i was only thirteen. a boy from my school died in
a traffic accident. when the core melted people died. i went to mississippi for a year as an exchange student. blacks moated obama whites. barack obama became the first black president. and i'm. always. so personal victories but a poor showing for lost in show says the only was those started to trickle into the few hours ago social democratic policy leader was unable to hide his disappointments. thank you thank you thank you
today's a difficult day for social democracy we missed out on our electorate go after losing our central region and we lost the federal election of the most and so that was of course michael's main rival now here's a quick look at what the former european parliament president is known for among voters.
and now martin shoals has rolled out keeping the so-called grand coalition going between the social democrats and angle in the cool c.d.u. now where he will be the main face of the opposition but how much of a challenge will show promise to merkel is unclear as he agrees with the chancellor on most of the key issues as more gassier of explains. choices choices choices to leave or to remain trump all clinton macron or lappin all of them monumental decisions with global rep a caution now it's germany merkel versus shoots thing nice there's not that much of a difference take merkel's refugee policy that's mine i have
a clear stance on any refugee limit which is that i will not accept it. and he is shoots mentioned some of those people bring us is more valuable than money that's what europe believes in the same story with europe they want more of it more you rock received more union and more brussels with germany at the wheel in the local europeans who believe trans national democracy is the best model or else to stand up and break this silence sure it's a former president of the european parliament merkel the leader of europe's powerhouse as i think it we would be ans have our think in our own hands continued to maintain that the twenty seven member states must work intensively together for our future to make the two even share a dislike of if not hatred for the man in charge across the ocean orange
in that. there are lots of concerns about their gresham of the north korean dictator we need the united states of america as a peaceful power but we have to bring them on the path of rationality and that means diplomatic solutions to. the problem that we have with trump is that he is unpredictable in that sense who should we talked to not even a pre-election debate can get the two to clash or spock's to fly what was supposed to be a jewel looked more like a jew at the ball and stella could us all p.s. . all traditional. they have their mind the differences on that but as one german wheat put it the biggest difference between merkel and shoot is the. more i get.
the free democratic party which is polling in full three that says out as a victory and a major turnaround after a plunge in popularity in recent years and its young leader christian lens now has been credited with this dramatic revival our correspondent all of a has been at that camp. christiane linda has spoken he received a raucous reception from what is continuing now is fairly subdued celebration here at the free democrats headquarters here in central berlin a lot of thought going into what comes next now what goes on in those tough negotiations very tough negotiations that are starting almost immediately as to who joins the coalition or how that coalition will be managed now christian linda when he took the stage he said look if you go to afford every every line that i say we're going to be here all night he is very well received among the supporters of this party the thirty eight year old former dot com entrepreneur it's really
dragged up from the diabolical state it was in four years ago now it was that was after it spent four years in coalition with angela merkel they were and i awaited at the polls in twenty thirteen they took less than five percent they were out of the poll just like in the wilderness for the last four years back now with more than twice what they took in twenty thirty and it seems that a lot of that is being pinned on christie and his successful leadership however how that pans out in coalition talks huge questions to be asked just off the. top of my head if we look at greece and potential for a future bailout any potential future bailout for greece the free democrats they would be completely against not but when it comes to trade something that the free democrats all very much in favor of well look at big trade deals such as seats. the green party would be against those so how these two parties are going to come
together with merkel and to assist a polity the christian social union from the various and form some form of government it's going to be a long tough task ahead and a lot of focus is going to be on christie and linda he was being taped prior to this election as a potential new foreign minister in the next couple of. have a little look now with the thirty eight year old former dot com entrepreneur came from and how we made it to the stage this evening.
since then with the. on the comeback in this wood in motion. that i will this is my . meanwhile in a particularly unusual election day stunt and elephant has been filmed don't think around the city center. the activists who organize the walkabout say they were in finance by the english expression and elephant in the. room basically says the issue of a referendum in germany is one such elephant campaigners say that over seventy percent of people in the country are one for that to be vote he plays the coldest air of the german government has so far ignore what was that. about stunts has livened up an otherwise lackluster election campaign in germany but some of the
bring you right up today now when the latest numbers the results are now in from two hundred seventy eight out of two hundred ninety nine constituencies so more the ninety percent of its leading the way as expected is angola merkel's christian democratic union with thirty four percent while mawson schultz on his social democratic party are in second place with twenty one percent. for the main two parties there was those looks to be the worst in post-war history now as a headline but a strong showing for the us had its effect on any policy best to enter parliament for the first time with twelve percent of the votes incredible but we'll be back with all special coverage of the general election at the top of the hour i'll be with you will nicely do stay with it.
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