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Press release no. 32/2013 of September 23, 2013

Official provisional result of the 2013 Bundestag election

WIESBADEN/BERLIN – On 23 September 2013 at 3:15 a.m., the Federal Returning Officer released the official provisional result of the election to the 18th German Bundestag, which was held on 22 September 2013.

With a voter turnout of 71.5 % (2009: 70.8 %), the parties obtained the following shares of the total number of valid second votes:

CDU 34.1 % (2009: 27.3 %)
SPD 25.7 % (2009: 23.0 %)
DIE LINKE 8.6 % (2009: 11.9 %)
GRÜNE 8.4 % (2009: 10.7 %)
CSU 7.4 % (2009: 6.5 %)
Others 15.7 % (2009: 6.0 %)
of which:    
FDP 4.8 % (2009: 14.6 %)
AfD 4.7 %  

The share of invalid second votes in the 2013 Bundestag election was 1.3 % (2009: 1.4 %).

The share of invalid first votes in the 2013 Bundestag election was 1.6 % (2009: 1.7 %).

Pursuant to Section 1 (1) of the Federal Elections Act and subject to deviations resulting from the calculation method laid down in Section 6 of the Federal Elections Act, the Bundestag consists of 598 members. The newly elected Bundestag will comprise 630 members (2009: 622 members), including 28 additional seats.

According to the official provisional election result, the parties listed below have received the following numbers of mandates (including additional seats) in the 18th German Bundestag:

CDU 255 seats (2009: 194), including 191 constituency seats (2009: 173)
SPD 192 seats (2009: 146), including 58 constituency seats (2009: 64)
DIE LINKE 64 seats (2009: 76), including 4 constituency seats (2009: 16)
GRÜNE 63 seats (2009: 68), including 1 constituency seat (2009: 1)
CSU 56 seats (2009: 45), including 45 constituency seats (2009: 45)

According to the official provisional election result, the 28 additional seats resulting from the provisions in Section 6 of the Federal Elections Act are distributed among the parties as follows:

CDU 13 seats
SPD  9 seats
DIE LINKE 4 seats
GRÜNE 2 seats
CSU 0 seats

The preliminary results of the 2013 Bundestag election for the Federation, the Länder and the individual constituencies are available on the Federal Returning Officer’s website at

www.bundeswahlleiter.de → Bundestag election 2013 → Results

The provisional distribution of seats by Land, including the number of seats won by the parties on the basis of their Land lists, can be found at

www.bundeswahlleiter.de → Bundestag election 2013 → Publications

That internet page also contains comprehensive additional information and tables on the 2013 Bundestag election.

The results are also documented in “Vorläufige Ergebnisse nach Wahlkreisen” (Preliminary results by constituencies), a publication of the Federal Returning Officer which is available for free download in pdf format from:

www.bundeswahlleiter.de → Bundestag election 2013 → Publications

The Federal Returning Officer expresses his warmest thanks to the more than 600,000 voluntary workers in the electoral boards. “Your work has been a significant contribution to the successful conduct of the 2013 Bundestag election and you have done a good service to democracy.” Special thanks also go to the several thousand workers in the electoral offices, administrative agencies and in the Deutsche Post AG postal services who kept the election process running smoothly.

The Federal Electoral Committee will presumably determine and announce the official final result of the 2013 Bundestag election on Wednesday, 9 October 2013, at a public meeting in the German Bundestag in Berlin.

 

For further information:
Office of the Federal Returning Officer
tel: +49 611 75-4863
www.bundeswahlleiter.de/contact