In the aftermath of the European elections, Germany’s Green Party has overtaken the ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) for the first time as the strongest party, according to a poll by Forsa.
With 27 percent (plus 9) the Greens are now the strongest party and one percentage point ahead of the Christian Democrats (CDU) if federal elections would be held today.
The Social Democrats have crashed to its lowest ever national level at 12 percent, just one point ahead of the AfD.
In the European elections last Sunday, the German Greens surged to over 20 percent for the first time and finished well ahead of the SPD. Since then, party leader Robert Habeck has had to respond to questions about him becoming a green chancellor candidate in the next federal election which will take place in the fall of 2021 — if the grand coalition survives until then.