German vote nearly even for Merkel''s bloc, Social Democrats
Exit polls show the center-left Social Democrats in a very close race with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's bloc in Germany's parliamentary election, which will determine who succeeds the long-time leader after 16 years in power.
An exit poll for ARD public television put voters' support at 25per cent each for the Social Democrats — for whom outgoing Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz is running for chancellor — and Merkel's center-right bloc under would-be successor Armin Laschet.
Putting together the next coalition government for Europe's biggest economy could be a lengthy and complicated process.
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