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CDU candidate Armin Laschet improperly folded ballot papers at the polling station «kleinezeitung.at

CDU candidate Armin Laschet improperly folded ballot papers at the polling station «kleinezeitung.at

Union Chancellor Armin Laschet voted on Sunday morning in Aachen. He made a false mistake when casting his vote.

12:36 PM, September 26, 2021

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CDU candidate for chancellor Armin Laschet cast his vote with his wife in Aachen © AP

An eagerly awaited general election in Germany began on Sunday. Parliamentary elections marked the end of the chancellor’s era Angela Merkel (CDU), which is no longer operating after nearly 16 years in the position. About 60.4 million eligible voters were invited to decide the political balance of power in Europe’s largest economy over the next four years. According to opinion polls, the Christian Democrats led by Merkel are threatened with a massive loss of votes.

Voting can be recognized

CDU Candidate for Counselor Armin Laschet He folded his ballot incorrectly in today’s vote for the Bundestag election. When Laschet threw the note into the ballot box at a polling station in Aachen, passersby could see what he had signed. The paparazzi captured the moment in pictures. Due to the secrecy of the elections, the ballot paper is not allowed to be cast in public.

Let’s see clearly: choose Laschet CDU Photo © AFP

The voter should “fold it in such a way that her vote is not recognizable,” says the Federal Return Official’s website. If the vote is recognised, the Electoral Commission will have to reject the voter. The polling station will usually tell you how to fold the slip of paper.

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