Germany: words from voters, many who came as soon as the polling station opened

In the Anne Franck school in Berlin-Mitte, there are already people, from 8 o’clock in the morning, to come and put their ballot in the ballot box. Some 60 million voters must elect their deputies and about 40% said they were still undecided a few days before this crucial vote for Europe’s largest economy.

“Personally, said a young woman, I would like to see a greener policy, I hope something will happen about it, I believe it is especially important in the big cities, I am excited, the elections are super exciting “.

“People should have better housing, adds a man. Apartments that you can also pay for. Everything does not have to become more expensive. This is what you are going to vote for, to improve things for the next 4 or 5 years. “

“I am relatively satisfied, says a voter at the exit of the polling station, but I just want politicians to act again in a less radical and aggressive way, but more communicative “.

The polls predict a close match between Social Democrats and Conservatives, after sixteen years in power as the Chancellor. The election of the Bundestag is already historic, because for the first time since 1949, the outgoing president is not running. Continue like this or change direction? The identity of who will ultimately rule Germany will only be known in a few weeks, if not a few months, after long coalition negotiations.

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