Exit polls: Top two parties neck and neck in pivotal German election

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The two main candidates to be next German chancellor, Social Democrat Olaf Scholz and the Christian Democrats’ Armin Laschet, are practically neck and neck after Sunday’s election, according to exit polls. One exit poll by broadcaster ARD put both on 25 per cent. Another poll by broadcaster ZDF indicated that the SPD is projected to win 26 per cent of the vote, while the Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) is projected to win 24 per cent. The small margin indicates the distribution of seats in the Bundestag will be very close, under German…

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