Record High German Voter Dissatisfaction Revealed in Latest Poll

A recent poll from ZDF highlights a record high dissatisfaction among German voters with the ruling coalition. Conducted June 10-12, the survey shows that 71% are unhappy with the government, up from 66% in May. Additionally, 51% support an early election while 66% believe the coalition will endure until next year.

Reuters | Berlin | Updated: 13-06-2024 15:12 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 15:12 IST
Record High German Voter Dissatisfaction Revealed in Latest Poll
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German voters' dissatisfaction with the ruling coalition has hit a record high, a poll published by national broadcaster ZDF showed on Thursday, after all the coalition parties showed weak results during the European election last week. Among 1,334 participants of the survey held on June 10-12, 71% said they were dissatisfied with the government's work, up from 66% in May.

About 51% of the polled spoke out in favour of an early election, while 66% still believe that the coalition will last until the end of its tenure next year. All three parties in Germany's ruling coalition suffered losses in EU parliamentary elections, an early indicator for the national vote, while the far-right Alternative for Germany made solid gains.

The results for traditional parties such as Chancellor Olaf Scholz's social-democrat SPD show Germans' discontent with falling living standards in Europe's largest economy, as the government deals with the energy crisis sparked by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. An even weaker result in the EU vote prompted French President Emmanuel Macron to call a snap election after being outpaced by the far right.

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