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Press release no. 32/17 of September 25, 2017

2017 Bundestag Election: provisional result

WIESBADEN/BERLIN – On 25 September 2017 at 5.25 a.m., the Federal Returning Officer released the provisional result of the election to the 19th German Bundestag, which was held on 24 September 2017.

With a voter turnout of 76.2 percent (2013: 71.5 percent), the parties obtained the following shares of the total number of valid second votes:

CDU 26.8 % (2013: 34.1 %)
SPD 20.5 % (2013: 25.7 %)
AfD 12.6 % (2013: 4.7 %)
FDP 10.7 % (2013: 4.8 %)
DIE LINKE 9.2 % (2013: 8.6 %)
GRÜNE 8.9 % (2013: 8.4 %)
CSU 6.2 % (2013: 7.4 %)
Others 5.0 % (2013: 6.2 %)

The share of invalid second votes in the 2017 Bundestag Election was 1.0 percent (2013: 1.3 percent).

The share of invalid first votes in the 2017 Bundestag Election was 1.3 percent (2013: 1.5 percent).

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 709 members (2013: 631 members), including 111 additional seats.

According to the official provisional election result, the parties listed below have received the following numbers of seats (including additional seats) in the 19th German Bundestag:

CDU 200 seats (2013: 255), including 185 constituency seats (2013: 191)
SPD 153 seats (2013: 193), including 59 constituency seats (2013: 58)
AfD 94 seats (2013: - ), including 3 constituency seats (2013: - )
FDP 80 seats (2013: - ), no constituency seat (2013: - )
DIE LINKE 69 seats (2013: 64), including 5 constituency seats (2013: 4)
GRÜNE 67 seats (2013: 63), including 1 constituency seat (2013: 1)
CSU 46 seats (2013: 56), including 46 constituency seats (2013: 45)

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

CDU 36 seats
SPD  22 seats
AfD 11 seats
FDP 15 seats
DIE LINKE 10 seats
GRÜNE 10 seats
CSU 7 seats

The provisional results of the 2017 Bundestag Election for Germany as a whole, the Länder and the individual constituencies are available on the website of the Federal Returning Officer.

The provisional distribution of seats by Land, including the number of seats won by the parties on the basis of their Land lists, are provided on the Federal Returning Officer’s website.

It also contains comprehensive additional information and tables on the 2017 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 download in pdf format at

www.bundeswahlleiter.de → Bundestagswahl → 2017 → Publikationen

The Federal Returning Officer expresses his warmest thanks to the more than 650,000 voluntary workers on the electoral boards. “Your work has been a significant contribution to the successful conduct of the 2017 Bundestag Election and you have done a good service to democracy.” Special thanks also go to the many thousand people 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 2017 Bundestag Election on Thursday, 12 October 2017, 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