The German parliament has voted to repeat voting at the 431st polling station in Berlin. The CDU/CSU opposition bloc failed to achieve re-elections in half of the electoral districts of Berlin, Kazinform reports with reference to DW.
The German Bundestag late on Thursday eve-ning, November 10, voted in favor of repeat parlia-mentary elections at the 431st polling station in Berlin. Thus, the Bundestag, with the votes of the deputies from the ruling coalition, supported the relevant recommendation of the electoral control commission on partial re-elections in Berlin due to numerous errors and failures in the elections to the Bundestag in September 2021. The opposition bloc of Christian parties, the CDU/CSU, considered this decision insufficient, but failed to insist on a full re-election in six of Berlin’s 12 electoral districts. As a result, only 431 of Berlin’s nearly 2,300 polling stations will be re-voted.
When exactly the partial re-elections in Berlin will take place is not yet clear, since the decision of the Bundestag can still be challenged in the Federal Constitutional Court. Then it may happen that re-elections will be held only in 2024.
Voting in Berlin in the Bundestag elections in 2021 was accompanied by numerous errors and failures – there were not enough ballots, long queues lined up in front of the polling stations. Some polling stations remained open much later than 18:00. There were 1,713 complaints about the voting results in Berlin.—Agencies