2017 German federal election

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The German Bundestag after the 2017 election:      CDU/CSU: 246* seats      SPD: 153 seats      AfD: 94 seats      FDP: 80 seats      The Left: 69 seats      Greens: 67 seats * CDU: 200, CSU: 46.

The 2017 German federal election was held in Germany on 24 September 2017.[1] The Christian Democratic Union won 33% of the vote, but both them and the Social Democratic Party lost many seats. The Alternative for Germany and Free Democratic Party both entered parliament and made great gains.

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.

Minor[change | change source]

These parties received at least 1% of the national vote in the last German federal election.

Opinion polls[change | change source]

Below is the monthly average of opinion polls towards the election. German Opinion Polls 2017 Election.png

Results[change | change source]

Parties Party list[2] Total seats
Votes % +/− Seats +/− %
CDU/CSU 15,317,344 32.93% Decrease 8.61% 246 Decrease 65 34.7%
Social Democratic Party 9,539,381 20.51% Decrease 5.22% 153 Decrease 40 21.6%
Alternative for Germany 5,878,115 12.64% Increase 7.94% 94 Increase 94 13.3%
Free Democratic Party 4,999,449 10.75% Increase 5.99% 80 Increase 80 11.3%
The Left 4,297,270 9.24% Increase 0.65% 69 Increase 5 9.7%
Alliance '90/The Greens 4,158,400 8.94% Increase 0.49% 67 Increase 4 9.4%
Free Voters 463,292 1.00% Increase 0.03% 0 Steady 0 0.0%
Die PARTEI 454,349 0.98% Increase 0.80% 0 Steady 0 0.0%
Human Environment Animal Protection 374,179 0.80% Increase 0.48% 0 Steady 0 0.0%
National Democratic Party 176,020 0.38% Decrease 0.90% 0 Steady 0 0.0%
Pirate Party 173,476 0.37% Decrease 1.82% 0 Steady 0 0.0%
Others 684,217 1.47% Increase 0.20% 0 Steady 0 0.0%
Totals 46,515,492 100.0% 0 709 0 100.0%

Results by state[change | change source]

State[3] results in % CDU/CSU SPD AfD FDP LINKE GRÜNE FW PARTEI all others
 Baden-Württemberg 34.4 16.4 12.2 12.7 6.4 13.5 0.7 0.7 3.0
 Bavaria 38.8 15.3 12.4 10.2 6.1 9.8 2.7 0.7 4.0
 Berlin 22.7 17.9 12.0 8.9 18.8 12.6 0.3 2.1 4.7
 Brandenburg 26.7 17.6 20.2 7.1 17.2 5.0 1.2 1.3 3.7
 Bremen 25.0 26.8 10.0 9.3 13.5 11.0 0.4 1.7 2.3
 Hamburg 27.2 23.5 7.8 10.8 12.2 13.9 0.4 1.6 2.6
 Hesse 30.9 23.5 11.9 11.6 8.1 9.7 0.9 0.9 2.5
 Lower Saxony 34.9 27.4 9.1 9.3 6.9 8.7 0.4 0.9 2.4
 Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 33.1 15.1 18.6 6.2 17.8 4.3 0.8 1.0 3.1
 North Rhine-Westphalia 32.6 26.0 9.4 13.1 7.5 7.6 0.3 0.8 2.7
 Rhineland-Palatinate 35.9 24.2 11.2 10.4 6.8 7.6 1.4 1.0 1.5
 Saarland 32.4 27.2 10.1 7.6 12.9 6.0 0.8 1.3 1.7
 Saxony 26.9 10.5 27.0 8.2 16.1 4.6 1.1 1.3 4.3
 Saxony-Anhalt 30.3 15.2 19.6 7.8 17.8 3.7 1.2 1.1 3.3
 Schleswig-Holstein 34.0 23.3 8.2 12.6 7.3 12.0 0.6 1.2 0.8
 Thuringia 28.8 13.2 22.7 7.8 16.9 4.1 1.6 1.5 3.4

Voter turnout[change | change source]

States[4] Voter turnout
 Baden-Württemberg 78.3%
 Bavaria 78.2%
 Berlin 75.6%
 Brandenburg 73.7%
 Bremen 70.7%
 Hamburg 75.9%
 Hesse 77.0%
 Lower Saxony 76.4%
 Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 70.9%
 North Rhine-Westphalia 75.4%
 Rhineland-Palatinate 77.6%
 Saarland 76.6%
 Saxony 75.4%
 Saxony-Anhalt 68.1%
 Schleswig-Holstein 76.5%
 Thuringia 74.3%

Election leaders[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Race for the Bundestag 2017: How does the German general election work?". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  2. Bundestag election 2017
  3. Results in Federal Lands and constituencies
  4. Elections Atlas