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The German Social Democratic Party has been leading the polls for more than a month ahead of the September 26 parliamentary elections.

Their success in the polls surprised many analysts after the party emerged as less popular than the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Greens over the past year.

The Greens saw a slight surge in the spring when parties started nominating their candidate chancellors, but now vote behind the CDU and SPD.

In total, 40 political parties present candidate lists in the race, there are several major parties which are likely to enter the Bundestag.

Here’s a look at how they vote:

Current polls also suggest that a governing coalition may need three parties instead of two, which would be a first in Germany.

The Free and Alternative Democrats for Germany (AfD), meanwhile, got a poll of around 11%, according to the latest Infratest dimap poll in mid-September.

The far left Die Linke was around 6%, below its score in the 2017 election, according to the latest poll.

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