Social democratic SPD wins German election

The social democratic party comes out the winner of the federal election, with CDU/CSU achieving a historically poor result.

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The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) wins the federal election on Sunday with 25.7 percent of the votes, ahead of conservative sister parties the Christian Democratic Union of Germany/Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CDU/CSU), which settle for 24.1 percent.

These are the official results after all votes from all constituencies have been counted, reports German news agency dpa Monday morning.

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