Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig can continue to rule in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In the state elections, which took place in parallel to the federal elections, their SPD projections by ZDF and ARD were again the strongest force with more than 38 percent and were even able to gain almost eight percentage points compared to the election five years ago. The co-ruling CDU lost almost five percentage points and achieved the worst result in the state. Nevertheless, according to the preliminary figures, it would be enough for the coalition of SPD and CDU to continue in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. A coalition with the left would also be possible, although this party, with almost ten percent, performed weaker than in the last election in 2016. Once again, the second strongest force is the AfD with 18 percent, a decrease of almost three percentage points. Schwesig said on Sunday evening: “It is very clear to us that we will keep what we stand for and what we have promised. We want to continue developing our country economically and provide good work with good wages. We want to ensure social cohesion and also protect our environment. Those are our three major goals. And we can promise that the great trust that has been given to us today by the citizens of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, that we will live up to this trust speak to the committees. Today we can celebrate. ” In the last vote, the SPD won 30.6 percent of the vote and thus 26 of the total of 71 seats in the state parliament. She entered into a coalition with the CDU, which came to 19 percent. The CDU top candidate in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Michael Sack, described the result of his party as catastrophic. Both the Greens and the FDP can hope for a place in the state parliament in Schwerin.