German election result indicates green future

With environmental party the Greens becoming the third largest party in German parliament, the energy industry can benefit from an increased political focus on renewable energy and climate change mitigation.

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As the German federal election wraps up on Sunday, it seems that the country's next chancellor may become Olaf Scholz. A slim victory for the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) was the result.

With 25.7 percent of the votes, the party won against the conservative alliance of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CDU/CSU), which secured 24.1 percent of the votes in the early hours on Monday CET – the poorest result since the Second World War.

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