Angela Merkel has won reelection but only garnered 32.9% of the vote, down from 41.5% in 2013.
The new nationalist anti-immigration party wins 12.5% and will have representation in the German Parliament.
The far-left socialist party of Germany “Social Democrats (SPD)”, dropped to 20.5 percent. That’s a new post-war low. However, alternatively the German Nationalist party AfD enters parliament with 12.5% support.
“The AfD won 12.5 percent of the vote – more than expected and one of many shocks on a night of drama that saw Merkel’s conservatives get their worst result since 1949, and her main Social Democrat (SPD) rivals their worst since 1933.” (link)
(Via Reuters) […] According to early projections, the AfD was set not only to enter the national parliament for the first time, but to become Germany’s third-biggest party with 12.5 percent. It is the first time that the far-right has been represented in the parliament for more than half a century.