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Definitely.

And right now ARD is saying that Red/Green has a 1-seat majority.

Of course, the night is still young.

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by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 01:22:04 PM EST
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They also have CDU and SPD level right now. But by past experience, the SPD shall move up again as counting progresses in the cities.

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by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 01:30:00 PM EST
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Now CDU ahead by 0.2%, but seat projection still gives Red-Green a one-seat majority.

*Lunatic*, n.
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by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 02:02:25 PM EST
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In ZDF's just released next projection, SPD remains ahead by 0.2% and Red-Green retains majority on seats, but SPD and CDU are now level on seats like in ARD's.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 02:05:28 PM EST
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How big a shift in seats is this?

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by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 02:56:27 PM EST
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Current ARD and ZDF projections of vote share and (vote share in 2005):
CDU: 34.3-34.7% (44.8%)
SPD: 34.5% (37.1%)
Greens: 12.2-12.4% (6.2%)
FDP: 6.6-6.8% (6.2%)
Left Party: 5.5-5.7% (3.1%)

Current ARD and ZDF projections of seats and (seats won in 2005):
CDU: 67-68 (89)
SPD: 66-68 (74)
Greens: 24-25 (12)
FDP: 13 (12)
Left Party: 11 (0)

It's roughly proportional, its a proportional election after all, save for overhang mandates. But there is some extra shift in the seats because of the Left Party's entry into parliament.

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by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 03:37:30 PM EST
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So a loss for the SPD, too, but a definite shift to the left with the Greens and Left Party gains.

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by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 03:41:02 PM EST
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Yep. But for the SPD it feels like a gain (and for the FDP like a loss) because of the federal elections in-between.

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by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 04:01:11 PM EST
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ARD, 21:05: now they see the CDU 0.3% and one seat ahead... with that, CDU+Greens would have a majority of one.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 03:23:29 PM EST
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ZDF updated its projection after 1 hour 50 minutes, they still see the SPD ahead by 0.1%, and their seat projection is unchanged.

Meanwhile, I checked the official count, which does not yet post state-wide summary, only the result of constituencies that already finished counting. Most large cities (Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg and Cologne) are still undeclared, while most rural areas declared. As the cities tend to tilt left, I still suspect the current ARD, ZDF projections (even if with correction factors) uare a bit skewed.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 04:07:16 PM EST
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Greens above 20% in Bielefeld and Bonn. Left Party above 10% in Düsseldorf III, and near it in -- Bielefeld. Now that in Bielefeld, is not a usual correlation.

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by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 04:20:16 PM EST
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Düsseldorf Duisburg. Also the place where the CDU got least (21.2%).

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by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 04:25:04 PM EST
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