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The setbacks for the ruling parties were not as major as feared but could still hasten the break-up of the national coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Both the Christian Democrats and the Social Democrat coalition are expected to lose support to the far-right Alternative for Germany party.
In a bid to counter growing eurosceptic nationalism before elections to the European Parliament in May, Merkel has stressed the importance of close cooperation within the bloc.
If the Christian Democrats do not vote in favour of Sylvi Listhaug, it would put the minority cabinet at risk of collapse.
After German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU made many concessions to the SPD, the Young Union has demanded that the CDU find a successor to Merkel.
"Chancellor at any price," the daily Bild wrote on its front page. "Merkel gifts the SPD the government."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, the Christian Democratic Union, has agreed to attempt to broker a coalition with the Social Democratic Party.