2021 German federal election

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2021 German federal election

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All 735 seats in the Bundestag, including 137 overhang and leveling seats
368 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Registered61,168,234 Decrease 0.8%
Turnout46,837,084 (76.6%) Increase 0.4 pp
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Candidate Olaf Scholz Armin Laschet Annalena Baerbock[a]
Party SPD CDU/CSU Alliance 90/The Greens
Leader since 10 August 2020[d] 16 January 2021 27 January 2018
Leader's seat Potsdam – Potsdam-Mittelmark II – Teltow-Fläming II[e] North Rhine-Westphalia (list)[f] Brandenburg (list)[b]
Last election 20.5%, 153 seats 32.9%, 246 seats 8.9%, 67 seats
Seats won 206 196 118
Seat change Increase 53 Decrease 50 Increase 51
Popular vote 11,949,756 11,173,806 6,848,215
Percentage 25.7% 24.1% 14.8%[c]
Swing Increase 5.2 pp Decrease 8.8 pp Increase 5.9 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
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Die Linke Leadership 2021.jpg
Candidate Christian Lindner Alice Weidel &
Tino Chrupalla
Janine Wissler &
Dietmar Bartsch
Party Free Democratic Party (Germany) Alternative for Germany The Left (Germany)
Leader since 7 December 2013 24 May 2021[j]
30 November 2019
27 February 2021
2 May 2021[g]
Leader's seat North Rhine-Westphalia (list)[k] Baden-Württemberg (list)[l]
Görlitz
Hesse (list)[h]
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (list)[i]
Last election 10.7%, 80 seats 12.6%, 94 seats 9.2%, 69 seats
Seats won 92 83 39
Seat change Increase 12 Decrease 11 Decrease 30
Popular vote 5,316,698 4,802,097 2,269,993
Percentage 11.5% 10.3% 4.9%
Swing Increase 0.8 pp Decrease 2.3 pp Decrease 4.3 pp

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Chancellor of Germany before election

Angela Merkel
CDU/CSUSPD

Chancellor after election

Olaf Scholz
SPD–FDP–Greens

The 2021 German federal election was held on 26 September 2021.

Parties[change | change source]

Incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel announced her retirement from politics in October 2018, by announcing she will not run for re-election for CDU Leader and Chancellor.[2]

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.

Minor[change | change source]

These parties received at least 0.5% of the national vote in the last German federal election.

Opinion polls[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck are co-lead candidates, while Baerbock is candidate for Chancellor.
  2. Ran in Potsdam – Potsdam-Mittelmark II – Teltow-Fläming II (lost).
  3. The Greens were disqualified from running on the Saarland state list due to irregularities in the selection of list candidates.[1]
  4. Scholz was nominated as the SPD's Chancellor candidate on 10 August 2020 but is not party leader.
  5. Not the incumbent, but stood in this seat and won.
  6. Not the incumbent, but stood in this seat and won.
  7. Bartsch was announced as co-lead candidate on 2 May 2021 but is not party co-leader.
  8. Ran in Frankfurt am Main I (lost).
  9. Ran in Rostock – Landkreis Rostock II (lost).
  10. Weidel was elected co-lead candidate on 24 May 2021 but is not party co-leader.
  11. Ran in Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis (lost).
  12. Ran in Bodensee (lost).
  1. Anderson, Emma (5 August 2021). "German Greens must sit out vote in one state during national election". Politico. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  2. "Angela Merkel to step down in 2021". BBC News. 2018-10-29. Retrieved 2018-10-29.

Other websites[change | change source]