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Germany not considering snap poll after EU elections - spokesperson

Germany will not follow France and hold a snap election despite a dismal performance from all three parties in the ruling coalition in the EU election, a spokesman for Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Monday. "The regular election date is next autumn. And that's what we plan to do," Steffen Hebestreit told a government press conference.

Published June 10,2024

Germany is not considering a snap poll after EU elections brought significant losses for the country's governing coalition, a government spokesperson said on Monday. "Not for one second was there any indication that new elections would take place," the spokesperson said after the vote saw the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) shrug off a string of scandals to take second place in Sunday's EU election.

In France, President Emmanuel Macron said he would dissolve parliament and call legislative elections later this month after he was trounced by Marine Le Pen's far-right party.