Merkel's Successor Laschet Reveals His Vote Preference In Election Blunder
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 26th September, 2021) German Chancellor Angela Merkel's preferred successor Armin Laschet of the conservative CDU/CSU bloc revealed his choice by mistake as he cast a ballot in Sunday's parliamentary polls.
His incorrectly folded ballot showed that the conservative leader unsurprisingly voted for his own party at a polling station in his home town of Aachen, where he arrived together with his wife.
"A nationally known politician voted, as expected, for his own party. This cannot be considered election influence ... If a ballot is folded incorrectly, the election commission offers another one. If the ballot is already in the ballot box, it can no longer be taken out and is valid," he wrote.