Latest German poll gives Merkel centre-right majority

German Chancellor's conservatives have just enough support to form a centre-right coalition with FDP, a poll showed on Tuesday.

Latest German poll gives Merkel centre-right majority


German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have just enough support to form a centre-right coalition with the business-friendly Free Democrats (FDP), a poll showed on Tuesday.

The poll by Forsa for RTL television and published in Bild daily on Tuesday, put support for Merkel's conservative bloc down 1 point at 36 percent and the FDP unchanged at 12 percent.

Their combined score of 48 percent exceeds that of the other three major parties, the SPD, Greens and Left party, put together.

However, the race looks to be tightening before Sunday's election as the SPD was up one point at 26 percent, the Greens unchanged at 11 percent and the Left unchanged at 10 percent.


Reuters

Last Mod: 22 Eylül 2009, 12:48
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