The CDU, the party of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, would be at ten percent losses in the elections in the German state of Hesse. That point the first exit polls. The socialist SPD would be ten percent bags.
Now there is in Hessen, the state in which the German financial centre Frankfurt is, a coalition between the Greens and the CDU. They got in 2013, up almost 50 percent. In the first exit polls of the German channels ARD and ZDF drop both the CDU as the socialists ten percent. The CDU would be 28 percent, the SPD 20.
The Green will rise to 19.5 percent, enough to allow the current coalition to continue. But more important than any coalition could come into power in Hesse, is the national fall-out. German media are predicting, not without a sense of drama, a ‘political earthquake’. A bad election result for the national coalition partners CDU and SPD could the fragile German government under pressure.