German election: Why many voters are still undecided

Dienstag, 21. September 2021

"(...) Politics professor Thomas Gschwend at the University of Mannheim is not surprised. He is involved in the polling project tracking the election for the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and puts the high number of undecideds down to the 'new situation' as Angela Merkel leaves office.

'We don't have an incumbent running. We have three instead of two parties trying to get the chancellorship. And it's not very clear — or rather it is far from clear — which coalition government we might get. So therefore I could understand that it's harder to make up your mind,' he says, noting that he only filled in his own postal ballot this past weekend. (...)"

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