Berliners commented on possible election results at a polling station in Pankow, Sunday, as they cast their ballots in the 2017 Federal Election. One voter, Charly, likened Merkel to a McDonald's cheeseburger, stating: «are you going to go to a unknown diner or are you going to McDonald's. You know that McDonald's is not shit,” adding, “Merkel’s the McDonald’s cheeseburger, she's not shit... Еще.» Voter Anja said she was convinced that German Chancellor Angela Merkel would be re-elected, stating: «It's not exciting any more because it is already obvious who will win,» adding: «It is exciting, however, if AfD makes it or not. That’s what we all fear.» Around 88,000 polling stations across the country will be open from 08:00 local time (06:00 GMT) until 18:00. More than 61.5 million people are eligible to vote in the federal elections. Opinion polls are led by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Her strongest contender for the Chancellorship is former President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, whose Social Democratic Party (SPD) is the minority party in the current government.