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BERLIN, September 22 (Itar-Tass) - Germany’s Free Democratic Party has failed to get over the 5% qualification barrier in Sunday’s parliamentary election and it will not be represented in the 18th convocation of the Bundestag, experts of leading German television channels said.
FDP chairman Philipp Roesler and the party’s candidate for the post of the Federal Chancellor, Rainer Bruederle, plan to assume “political responsibility” for the election results. Both politicians said Sunday they were ready to draw the appropriate conclusions and to resign.
Preliminary assessments suggested the FDP had received between 4.4% and 4.6% votes.
Bruederle said this was the worst outcome for the party so far. He admitted hard times were lying ahead of the party leadership but he said that work was to be continued in any event.