German MEP Martin Schirdewan, co-chairman of The Left since June 2022, votes in Berlin (Photo: European Parliament )

Germany's ruling socialists wobble, after losing to far right

The results of the European elections were devastating for the German government, as two of the three coalition parties saw a sharp decline in their support.

The Social Democratic Party (SPD) of German chancellor Olaf Scholz got 13.9 percent of the country's support, falling behind the right-extremists from Alternative for Germany (AfD) on 15.9 percent.

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