BBC reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) scored 31%, their lowest tally in the state for 50 years. The Free Democrats, slumped to 8%, whereas the opposition SPD finished just behind the CDU on around 30%. SPD, the Greens and a party representing the state’s Danish-speaking minority are expected to be able to form a coalition.
Deutsche Welle focused its report on the German Pirate Party – whose policies focus on freedom of information in the digital sphere – has managed to win seats in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein. Following Sunday’s election, the Pirates scored over 8 percent of the votes.