The election results for the state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia: The elections are taking place in NRW today. According to the latest polls, the CDU is just ahead of the SPD. Here you can see how the citizens of North Rhine-Westphalia voted by constituency in the state elections.

In the state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday, the CDU became by far the strongest force. According to the first projections by ARD and ZDF around 6.30 p.m., the previous governing party was well ahead of the opposition SPD. However, the previous CDU/FDP coalition no longer has a majority. According to the figures, the FDP and AfD have to worry about re-entering the state parliament in Düsseldorf. As in the past five years, the left will not be represented there.

It is unclear who will govern the most populous federal state in the future. According to the figures, several coalitions are possible. After the state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia, FDP top candidate Joachim Stamp assumes that the state government will be black and green in the future. “We have two clear election winners and I assume that the two will also form a coalition with each other,” said the FDP state chairman on Sunday evening on WDR. He pointed to the two top candidates from the CDU and the Greens, Hendrik Wüst and Mona Neubaur.

So far, NRW has been governed by a coalition of CDU and FDP. According to projections, the FDP suffered significant losses in the state elections and only just managed to get into the state parliament.

When asked about a conceivable participation of the FDP in a traffic light coalition, Stamp said: “You don’t think that in view of this result we are now speculating about government participation.” Among Democrats, things are never ruled out in principle. But it is “others’ turn to form the government here”.

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