2021 German federal election

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2021 German federal election

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All 598 seats in the Bundestag (plus overhang and leveling seats)
300 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
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2019-04-10 Tino Chrupalla MdB by Olaf Kosinsky-7654 (cropped).jpg
Candidate Armin Laschet Olaf Scholz Alice Weidel
& Tino Chrupalla
Party CDU/CSU SPD Alternative for Germany
Leader since 16 January 2021 10 August 2020[c] 24 May 2021[a]
30 November 2019
Leader's seat [d] [e] [b]
Görlitz
Last election 246 seats, 32.9% 153 seats, 20.5% 94 seats, 12.6%

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2018-06-09 Bundesparteitag Die Linke 2018 in Leipzig by Sandro Halank–141.jpg
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Candidate Christian Lindner Janine Wissler
& Dietmar Bartsch
Annalena Baerbock
Party Free Democratic Party (Germany) The Left (Germany) Alliance 90/The Greens
Leader since 7 December 2013 27 February 2021
2 May 2021[g]
27 January 2018
Leader's seat North Rhine-Westphalia (list)[h] [i]
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (list)
Brandenburg (list)[f]
Last election 80 seats, 10.7% 69 seats, 9.2% 67 seats, 8.9%

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Incumbent Government

Fourth Merkel cabinet
CDU/CSUSPD



The 2021 German federal election will be held no later than 24 October 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. Weidel was elected co-lead candidate on 24 May 2021, but is not party co-leader
  2. Currently sits as an MEP in the European Parliament.
  3. Scholz was nominated as the SPD's Chancellor candidate on 10 August 2020, but is not party leader.
  4. Currently sits as an Member of the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia for Aachen II. Running in Aachen I and North Rhine-Westphalia list.
  5. Currently Vice Chancellor and Minister of Finance. Running in Potsdam – Potsdam-Mittelmark II – Teltow-Fläming II[1] and Brandenburg list.
  6. Running in Potsdam – Potsdam-Mittelmark II – Teltow-Fläming II.[1]
  7. Bartsch was announced as co-lead candidate on 2 May 2021, but is not party co-leader.
  8. Running in Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis.
  9. Currently sits as a list member of the Landtag of Hesse.
  1. 1.0 1.1 "Duel in Potsdam: Baerbock and Scholz fight for a constituency". Berliner Zeitung (in German). 22 April 2021.
  2. "Angela Merkel to step down in 2021". BBC News. 2018-10-29. Retrieved 2018-10-29.

Other websites[change | change source]