Erfurt (dpa/th) - According to a survey by Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), the AfD is currently the strongest political force in Thuringia. If there were state elections next Sunday, 25 percent of those polled would vote for Björn Höcke's party, according to the survey by infratest-dimap. According to the information, the CDU and the left are tied for second place with 22 percent in the Thuringia trend. The SPD would come to eleven percent. The Greens with seven percent and the FDP with five percent would again be represented in the state parliament.
Forming a government would be difficult. Neither Red-Red-Green (together 40 percent) nor a four-party alliance of CDU, SPD, Greens and FDP (45 percent) would have a majority.
Compared to the result in the 2019 state election, such a result would be a significant loss for the left. At that time, the party of Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow had reached 31 percent. The AfD, on the other hand, could improve slightly, having reached 23.4 percent three years ago.
In Thuringia, Ramelow leads a red-red-green minority government. Actually, the state parliament should have been dissolved last year. But because it became apparent that the necessary two-thirds majority would not be achieved, the new election was called off.