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Press release no. 34/2013 of October 9, 2013

Official final result of the 2013 Bundestag Election

BERLIN/WIESBADEN – In its meeting today, the Federal Electoral Committee has determined the final result of the election to the 18th German Bundestag. Then the Federal Returning Officer has announced the final election result in the Europasaal of the Paul-Löbe building of the German Bundestag in Berlin.

With voter turnout at 71.5 % (2009: 70.8 %), the political parties obtained the following shares in 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 with FDP 15.7 %  
FDP 4.8 % (2009: 14.6 %)
Others without FDP 10.9 % (2009: 6.0 %)

The share of invalid second votes was 1.3 % (2009: 1.4 %) and the share of invalid first votes was 1.5 % (2009: 1.7 %). Compared with the provisional election result, only the share of invalid first votes was down by 0.1 percentage points.

The other parties (not including the FDP) obtained the following shares of second votes (order by number of votes obtained):

AfD 4.7 % (2009: did not participate)
Piraten 2.2 % (2009: 2.0 %)
NPD 1.3 % (2009: 1.5 %)
FREIE WÄHLER 1.0 % (2009: did not participate)
Tierschutzpartei 0.3 % (2009: 0.5 %)
ÖDP 0.3 % (2009: 0.3 %)
REP 0.2 % (2009: 0.4 %)
DIE PARTEI 0.2 % (2009: did not participate)
pro Deutschland 0.2 % (2009: did not participate)
BP 0.1 % (2009: 0.1 %)
Volksabstimmung 0.1 % (2009: 0.1 %)
RENTNER 0.1 % (2009: 0.1 %)
PARTEI DER VERNUNFT 0.1 % (2009: did not participate)
MLPD 0.1 % (2009: 0.1 %)
PBC 0.0 % (2009: 0.1 %)
BIG 0.0 % (2009: did not participate)
BüSo 0.0 % (2009: 0.1 %)
DIE FRAUEN 0.0 % (2009: did not participate)
Partei der Nichtwähler 0.0 % (2009: did not participate)
Bündnis 21/RRP 0.0 % (2009: 0.2 %)
DIE VIOLETTEN 0.0 % (2009: 0.1 %)
FAMILIE 0.0 % (2009: 0.3 %)
PSG 0.0 % (2009: 0.0 %)
DIE RECHTE 0.0 % (2009: did not participate)

Pursuant to Section 1 subsection 1 in conjunction with Section 6 of the Federal Elections Act, the newly elected Bundestag will have a total of 631 members (2009: 622).

In accordance with the official final election result, the parties listed below will be represented with the following numbers of mandates in the 18th German Bundestag:

CDU 255 seats (2009: 194), including 64 (2009: 21) national list seats
SPD 193 seats (2009: 146), including 135 (2009: 82) national list seats
DIE LINKE 64 seats (2009: 76), including 60 (2009: 60) national list seats
GRÜNE 63 seats (2009: 68), including 62 (2009: 67) national list seats
CSU 56 seats (2009: 45), including 11 (2009: 0) national list seats

Compared with the provisional result, the SPD wins another seat.

The final results of the 2013 Bundestag Election for Germany as a whole, the Länder and the individual constituencies are available on the website of the Federal Returning Officer.

The results are also documented in issue no. 3 entitled “Endgültige Ergebnisse nach Wahlkreisen” (Final results by constituencies) of the series published on the 2013 Bundestag Election by the Federal Returning Officer. This publication is available (only in German) as a PDF file for free download from the website of the Federal Returning Officer at:

www.bundeswahlleiter.de → Elections to the German Bundestag 2013 → Publications

There you will also find the final distribution of seats by Länder and other comprehensive information and tables on the 2013 Bundestag Election.

At a price of 18.00 euros, a printed copy of this publication may be ordered from:

IBRo Versandservice GmbH
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For further information:
Office of the Federal Returning Officer
tel: +49 611 75-4863
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