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Election in Germany: Country votes to determine Angela Merkel’s successor | The world

German voters go to the polls this Sunday (26) to decide who will succeed the chancellor. Angela Merkel, After four terms and 16 years in power – more than any other leader in the history of the country.

Voting starts at 3:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm (Brasilia time; 8:00 am to 6:00 pm). Merkel’s candidate Armin Lashed; The other two are considered important (See details below)

In some parts of the country, people voted to wear the usual attire or clothing of their region:

A man dressed in traditional Bavarian attire enters a polling station in Benedictine, Bavaria, southern Germany this Sunday (26). – Photo: Michael Rehley / Reuters

On September 26, a woman dressed in her usual black forest dress cast her ballot in Gudach, Baden-Wர்டrttemberg, Black Forest, Germany. – Photo: Arnd Weekman / Reuters

On the other hand, there was concern in some regions More expensive – Their use is mandatory at polling stations this Sunday due to corona virus infection.

In the state North Rhine-WestphaliaHowever, cities were already preparing for those who refused to use the item: for this, mobile ballot boxes were set up outside polling stations.

In the city WuppertalIn the same state, an unexploded World War II bomb was found on Saturday night (25), delaying residents from going to the polls.

Earlier this Sunday, Deutsche Welle said about 400 people, who lived within 250 meters of the bombing site, had been transferred to a makeshift shelter inside the school to wait for equipment to malfunction.

Residents within a 500-meter radius were advised to stay home until the bomb went off – which happened just before noon local time. There were five polling stations in the area indicated, but they were not closed: Some who ignored official warnings were still able to vote.

In BerlinGerman capital, Firefighters must intervene So that the voting committee can enter the polling booth. Because it is There was a problem with the electronic lock on the place, In the Mitte district, in the city center.

In HamburgIn the north of the country, German parliamentarian Manuel Sarraz swims to the green and goes to his polls. The politician asked for donations for political prisoners Belarus If he donated 500 euros on election day, he would jump into a city river, swim 500 meters to the polls and promise to vote in a red bathing suit.

With more than a thousand euros donated, he kept his promise:

Green Party MP Manuel Saracen swam this Sunday (26) to a polling station in Hamburg, northern Germany, wearing a red bathing suit, as promised, if 500 euros were donated to political prisoners in Belarus. – Photo: Reproduction / Instagram Manuel Saracen

Look at the heirs of German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Three candidates are considered the main candidates, and at some point there are some chances of victory by leading the election: Olaf Scholes, Social Democratic Party (SPD), Armin Lashed, Of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) – Merkel’s same party – and Annalena Barbach, The Green Party (Know more details about each one Or watch the video above).

In this post on social networking site Twitter, Barbach addressed voters: “Living in a democracy is a choice. The weather, you have to choose. [Partido] Green today, “he said.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged people to vote this Sunday: “Let’s vote together for a stronger democracy and a brighter future,” he wrote in a statement to the Sunday newspaper.

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