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Legislative elections: Bundestag, 4-year term, 5% threshold, 598 seats (+ overhang/adjustment seats), MMP electoral system (299 PR + 299 FPTP):
           · Federal President: Joachim Gauck · Federal Chancellor: Angela Merkel (CDU) · Government: CDU, SPD, CSU

Party 2013 2009
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (CDU)
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Christian democracy
Liberal conservatism
 
1945
 
 
EPP
CDI 
IDU 
34,1% 255 27,3% 194
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD)
Social Democratic Party of Germany
Social democracy
Third Way
 
1875
 
 
PES
SI
PA 
25,7% 193 23,0% 146
Die Linke (LINKE)
The Left
Democratic socialism
 
 
2007
 
 
EL
 
 
8,6% 64 11,9% 76
Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen (GRÜNE)
Alliance 90 / The Greens
Green politics
 
 
1980
 
 
EGP
GG 
 
8,4% 63 10,7% 68
Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern (CSU)
Christian-Social Union in Bavaria
Regionalism
Christian democracy
Conservatism
1946
 
 
EPP
IDU 
 
7,4% 56 6,5% 45
Freie Demokratische Partei (FDP)
Free Democratic Party
Liberalism
 
 
1948
 
 
ALDE
LI 
 
4,8% - 14,6% 93
Alternative für Deutschland (AfD)
Alternative for Germany
Euroscepticism
National conservatism
Economic liberalism
2013 
 
 
 
 
 
4,7% - - -
Others 6,3%  - 6,0% -
Total -  631 - 622
Turnout 71,5% 70,8%

 © 2013 Wolfram Nordsieck. Note: CDU/CSU generally form a common faction in the Bundestag. Source: Bundeswahlleiter (http://www.bundeswahlleiter.de).

Archive: Governments · Elections (1949-2009).