2021 German federal election
All 598 seats in the Bundestag (plus overhang and leveling seats)
300 seats needed for a majority
The 2021 German federal election will be held no later than 24 October 2021.
Parties[change | change source]
Major[change | change source]
These parties have received at least 4% of the national vote in the last German federal election, and are predicted to win seats in this next election.
- Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU): led by Armin Laschet. The party is liberal conservative and pro-European Union. Together with the Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU), a conservative party.
- Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD): led by Olaf Scholz. The party supports social democracy and is pro-European Union.
- Alternative for Germany (AfD): led by Alice Weidel and Tino Chrupalla. The party is nationalistic and is against the European Union.
- Free Democratic Party (FDP): led by Christian Lindner. The party supports classical liberalism and economic liberalism. The FDP is also pro-European Union.
- The Left: led by Janine Wissler and Dietmar Bartsch. The Left is a democratic socialist party.
- Alliance '90/The Greens: led by Annalena Baerbock. The party supports green politics and is pro-European Union.
Minor[change | change source]
These parties received at least 0.5% of the national vote in the last German federal election.
- Pirate Party Germany: supports preserving civil rights and reforming copyright laws. Also supports greater government transparency and an unconditional basic income.
- Free Voters: not a registered political party. The association attracts many conservative voters in the south.
- Die PARTEI: led by Martin Sonneborn. The party is satirical and populist.
- Human Environment Animal Protection: led by Stefan Bernhard Eck, Barbara Nauheimer and Horst Wester. The party is environmentalist and supports animal rights.
Opinion polls[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Weidel was elected co-lead candidate on 24 May 2021, but is not party co-leader
- Currently sits as an MEP in the European Parliament.
- Scholz was nominated as the SPD's Chancellor candidate on 10 August 2020, but is not party leader.
- Currently sits as an Member of the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia for Aachen II. Running in Aachen I and North Rhine-Westphalia list.
- Currently Vice Chancellor and Minister of Finance. Running in Potsdam – Potsdam-Mittelmark II – Teltow-Fläming II and Brandenburg list.
- Running in Potsdam – Potsdam-Mittelmark II – Teltow-Fläming II.
- Bartsch was announced as co-lead candidate on 2 May 2021, but is not party co-leader.
- Running in Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis.
- Currently sits as a list member of the Landtag of Hesse.
- "Duel in Potsdam: Baerbock and Scholz fight for a constituency". Berliner Zeitung (in German). 22 April 2021.
- "Angela Merkel to step down in 2021". BBC News. 2018-10-29. Retrieved 2018-10-29.