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Germany’s Die Linke Leading in Thuringia Election, Euroskeptic AfD Comes Second – Exit Poll

BERLIN (Sputnik) – Die Linke (The Left) party is leading in the regional election in the German federal state of Thuringia with 30 per cent of votes, while the eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) comes second with 23 per cent, an exit poll showed on Sunday.

According to the survey, conducted by the Mannheimer Forschungsgruppe Wahlen for the ZDF broadcaster, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) may count on the third place, or 22 per cent of votes.

The Social Democrats (SPD) are supported by 8 per cent of respondents, while the Greens and Free Liberal Party (FDP) by 5.5 per cent each.

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