GERMAN ELECTIONS

Swedish Social Democrats congratulate SPD on German election result

2:55 min
  • The Swedish Social Democrats have congratulated Olaf Scholz and his party for the results in the German election, which EU-minister Hans Dahlgren describes as a "fantastic success" for social democracy.
  • But Hans Wallmark, foreign policy spokesperson for Sweden's conservative Moderates, notes that even if the German conservative CDU/CSU had their worst election ever, the result for SPD is also relatively weak seen in a historical context.
  • Both expect tough negotiations ahead and that the Greens and the Liberals will decide what the next German Government will look like.