Berlin polling stations closed at 6PM. Results presently:
Green Party: 16.5-percent
Linke Party: 16.5-percent
AfD Party: 11.5-percent
More results will roll in but these numbers will likely stay within one percent of what is reported at 6PM.
What you can take out of this? The Pirate Party is finished off.....they barely got 2-percent of the vote. The SPD fell from five years ago.....but they did win this election. Both the CDU and SPD lost 5 points off their results of 2011.....which isn't something you'd want to brag about. The Linke Party did gain five points over 2011 results and this shows they are still active. Finally, the FDP did exceptionally well....pulling 4.7-points better than in 2011.
AfD was believed last week to be closing in on 15-percent.....which they missed. But the Berlin election is about a number (over twenty) urban problems or issues, which are totally different from the national election.
Also, it should be pointed out that in West Berlin.....both the CDU and SPD did better than the east-end (old DDR section). The east-end voted heavily for the Linke Party and the AfD.
Who showed up? Sixty-six percent of those registered.....voted.