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Press release no. 52/21 of October 15, 2021

2021 Bundestag Election: final result

WIESBADEN/BERLIN – At today’s meeting the Federal Electoral Committee established the final result of the election to the 20th German Bundestag. Then Federal Returning Officer Georg Thiel announced the final election result in the Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders Bundestag building in Berlin.

With voter turnout at 76.6 percent (2017: 76.2 percent), the parties have obtained the following shares in the total number of valid second votes cast:

Political party Share of second votes won in the Bundestag election
2021 2017
SPD Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands 25.7 % 20.5 %
CDU Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands 18.9 % 26.8 %
GRÜNE BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN 14.8 % 8.9 %
FDP Freie Demokratische Partei 11.5 % 10.7 %
AfD Alternative für Deutschland 10.3 % 12.6 %
CSU Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern e.V. 5.2 % 6.2 %
DIE LINKE DIE LINKE 4.9 % 9.2 %
SSW Südschleswigscher Wählerverband 0.1 % keine Teilnahme
Others   8.6 % 5.0 %

The number of valid second votes is by 22,575 higher according to the final result than according to the provisional result. The share of invalid second votes is 0.9 % (2017: 1.0 %), the share of invalid first votes 1.1 % (2017: 1.2 %).

Political party Share of second votes won in the Bundestag election
2021 2017
FREIE WÄHLER FREIE WÄHLER 2.4 % 1.0 %
Tierschutzpartei PARTEI MENSCH UMWELT TIERSCHUTZ 1.5 % 0.8 %
dieBasis Basisdemokratische Partei Deutschland 1.4 % Did not participate
Die PARTEI Partei für Arbeit, Rechtsstaat, Tierschutz, Elitenförderung und basisdemokratische Initiative 1.0 % 1.0 %
Team Todenhöfer Team Todenhöfer – Die Gerechtigkeitspartei 0.5 % Did not participate
PIRATEN Piratenpartei Deutschland 0.4 % 0.4 %
Volt Volt Deutschland 0.4 % Did not participate
ÖDP Ökologisch-Demokratische Partei 0.2 % 0.3 %
NPD Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands 0.1 % 0.4 %
Gesundheitsforschung Partei für Gesundheitsforschung 0.1 % 0.1 %
Die Humanisten Partei der Humanisten 0.1 % 0.0 %
Bündnis C Bündnis C - Christen für Deutschland 0.1 % Did not participate with a Land list
BP Bayernpartei 0,1 % 0.1 %
V-Partei³ V-Partei³ - Partei für Veränderung, Vegetarier und Veganer 0,1 % 0.1 %
UNABHÄNGIGE UNABHÄNGIGE für bürgernahe Demokratie 0.0 % Did not participate with a Land list
Die Grauen Die Grauen – Für alle Generationen 0.0 % 0.0 %
MLPD Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands 0.0 % 0.1 %
du. Die Urbane. Eine HipHop Partei 0.0 % 0.0 %
DKP Deutsche Kommunistische Partei 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tierschutzallianz Allianz für Menschenrechte, Tier- und Naturschutz 0.0 % 0.1 %
LIEBE Europäische Partei LIEBE 0.0 % Did not participate
LKR Liberal-Konservative Reformer 0.0 % Did not participate
LfK >> Partei für Kinder, Jugendliche und Familien <<  – Lobbyisten für Kinder – 0.0 % Did not participate
III. Weg DER DRITTE WEG 0.0 % Did not participate
Gartenpartei Gartenpartei 0.0 % 0.0 %
BÜRGERBEWEGUNG Bürgerbewegung für Fortschritt und Wandel 0.0 % Did not participate
DiB DEMOKRATIE IN BEWEGUNG 0.0 % 0.1 %
MENSCHLICHE WELT Menschliche Welt - für das Wohl und Glücklichsein aller 0.0 % 0.0 %
BÜNDNIS21 diePinken/BÜNDNIS21 0.0 % Did not participate
PdF Partei des Fortschritts 0.0 % Did not participate
SGP Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, Vierte Internationale 0.0 % 0.0 %
BüSo Bürgerrechtsbewegung Solidarität 0.0 % 0.0 %

Pursuant to Section 1 (1) in conjunction with Section 6 of the Federal Elections Act, the newly elected Bundestag will have a total of 736 members (2017: 709), one member more than on the basis of the provisional result.

According to the final election result, the parties listed below will be represented with the following numbers of seats in the 20th German Bundestag:

Political party Seats Including Land listseats
2021 2017 2021 2017
SPD 206 153 85 94
CDU 152 200 54 15
GRÜNE 118 67 102 66
FDP 92 80 92 80
AfD 83 94 67 91
CSU 45 46 None None
DIE LINKE 39 69 36 64
SSW 1 Did not participate 1 Did not participate

Compared with the provisional result, the CDU wins another seat via its Land list of Nordrhein-Westfalen. The GRÜNE lose a seat obtained via their Land list of Nordrhein-Westfalen and win a seat in Bayern. The Südschleswigscher Wählerverband (SSW) participates in the distribution of the seats in the 20th German Bundestag as a party representing national minorities to which the restrictive clause does not apply.

The final results of the 2021 Bundestag Election for Germany as a whole, the Länder and the individual constituencies are available on the website of the Federal Returning Officer.

The final 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 2021 Bundestag election.

Election results are also documented in “Endgültige Ergebnisse nach Wahlkreisen” (Final results by constituencies), a publication of the Federal Returning Officer which is available for download in pdf format.
 

Please note: percentages have been rounded to one decimal place. As a consequence, the percentages may not exactly add up to 100.

 

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