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German Federal Diet election 2017 Results Voting Live Dates Opinion Exit Poll

German Federal Diet election 2017 election Dates 2017

German Federal Diet election 2017 Date: 29 September 2017

The Bundestag ("Federal Diet") is a constitutional and legislative body at the federal level in Germany. For its similar function, it is often described as a lower house of parliament along the lines of the US House of Representatives and the Canadian or the British House of Commons. The German constitution, however, does not define the Bundestag and the Bundesrat as the lower and upper houses of a bicameral legislature.

The Bundestag was established by chapter III of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (Constitution) in 1949 as one of the legislative bodies of Germany and thus the historical successor to the earlier Reichstag.

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German Federal Diet election Voting Live 2017

  1. Voting opened at 8 am (6am BST) and will continue until 6 p.m (5pm BST) when exit polls will give a first indication of the outcome.
  2. Together with the Bundesrat, the Bundestag is the legislative branch of the German political system.
  3. Although most legislation is initiated by the executive branch, the Bundestag considers the legislative function its most important responsibility, concentrating much of its energy on assessing and amending the government's legislative program. The committees (see below) play a prominent role in this process. Plenary sessions provide a forum for members to engage in public debate on legislative issues before them, but they tend to be well attended only when significant legislation is being considered.

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  1. The Bundestag members are the only federal officials directly elected by the public; the Bundestag, in turn, elects the chancellor and, in addition, exercises oversight of the executive branch on issues of both substantive policy and routine administration.

Electoral system of Germany

The German Federal Election System regulates the election of the members of the national parliament, called Bundestag. According to the principles governing the elections laws, set down in Art. 38 of German Basic Law, elections are to be universal, direct, free, equal, and secret. Furthermore, the German Basic Law stipulates that Bundestag elections are to take place every four years and that one can vote, and be elected, upon reaching the age of 18. All other stipulations for the federal elections are regulated by the Federal Electoral Act. Elections always take place on a Sunday. Mail votes are possible upon application.

Germans elect their members of parliament with two votes. One vote is for a direct candidate, who ought to receive a plurality vote in their election district. The second vote (considered as more important) is to elect a party list in each province as established by its respective party caucus. Half of the Bundestag is then filled with candidates that won their electoral districts by the first votes and the other half by candidates from the party lists according to roughly to the proportion the parties receive from the second votes according to a complex mathematical formula. Common practice is that direct candidates are also placed on the electoral lists at higher rankings as a fallback if they do not win their districts.


Candidates for German Federal Diet 2017

N/A


Germany Parties and leaders

Christian Democratic Union of Germany, Christian Social Union in Bavaria, Social Democratic Party of Germany, The Left, Liberal Conservative Reformers, Free Democratic Party


Germany past election results

 Summary of the 22 September 2013 German Bundestag election results

 

Parties

Constituency

Party list

Total seats

 

Votes

 %

+/−

Seats

+/−

Votes

 %

+/−

Seats

+/−

Seats

+/−

 %

   

 

 

Christian Democratic Union(CDU)

16,233,642

37.2

Increase5.2

191

Increase18

14,921,877

34.1

Increase6.9

64

Increase43

255

Increase61

40.5

   

 

 

Social Democratic Party (SPD)

12,843,458

29.4

Increase1.5

58

Decrease6

11,252,215

25.7

Increase2.7

135

Increase53

193

Increase47

30.5

   

 

 

The Left (DIE LINKE)

3,585,178

8.2

Decrease2.9

4

Decrease12

3,755,699

8.6

Decrease3.3

60

±0

64

Decrease12

10.2

   

 

 

Alliance 90/The Greens (GRÜNE)

3,180,299

7.3

Decrease1.9

1

±0

3,694,057

8.4

Decrease2.3

62

Decrease5

63

Decrease5

10.0

   

 

 

Christian Social Union in Bavaria(CSU)

3,544,079

8.1

Increase0.7

45

±0

3,243,569

7.4

Increase0.9

11

Increase11

56

Increase11

8.9

   

 

     

 

 

Free Democratic Party (FDP)

1,028,645

2.4

Decrease7.1

0

±0

2,083,533

4.8

Decrease9.8

0

Decrease93

0

Decrease93

0

   

 

 

Alternative for Germany (AfD)

810,915

1.9

Increase1.9

0

±0

2,056,985

4.7

Increase4.7

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Pirate Party (PIRATEN)

963,623

2.2

Increase2.1

0

±0

959,177

2.2

Increase0.2

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

National Democratic Party (NPD)

635,135

1.5

Decrease0.3

0

±0

560,828

1.3

Decrease0.2

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Free Voters (FW)

431,640

1.0

Increase1.0

0

±0

423,977

1.0

Increase1.0

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Human Environment Animal Protection (Tierschutzpartei)

4,437

0.0

Increase0.0

0

±0

140,366

0.3

Decrease0.2

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Ecological Democratic Party (ödp)

128,209

0.3

±0.0

0

±0

127,088

0.3

±0.0

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

The Republicans (REP)

27,299

0.1

±0.0

0

±0

91,193

0.2

Decrease0.2

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Die PARTEI

39,388

0.1

Increase0.1

0

±0

78,674

0.2

Increase0.2

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Bavaria Party (BP)

28,430

0.1

±0.0

0

±0

57,395

0.1

±0

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Alliance for Germany(Volksabstimmung)

1,748

0.0

±0

0

±0

28,654

0.1

±0

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Marxist–Leninist Party (MLPD)

12,904

0.0

±0.0

0

±0

24,219

0.1

±0.0

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Pensioners' Party (RENTNER)

920

0.0

±0

0

±0

25,134

0.1

Decrease0.1

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Party of Bible-abiding Christians(PBC)

2,081

0.0

±0.0

0

±0

18,542

0.0

Decrease0.1

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Civil Rights Movement Solidarity(BüSo)

17,988

0.0

±0.0

0

±0

12,814

0.0

Decrease0.1

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Alliance 21/RRP (Bündnis 21/RRP)

5,324

0.0

Decrease0.1

0

±0

8,578

0.0

Decrease0.2

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

The Violets – for Spiritual Politics(DIE VIOLETTEN)

2,516

0.0

±0.0

0

±0

8,211

0.0

Decrease0.1

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Family Party (FAMILIE)

4,478

0.0

±0.0

0

±0

7,449

0.0

Decrease0.3

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Social Equality Party (PSG)

4,564

0.0

±0

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

 

Electoral groups andindependents

131,873

0.3

±0

0

±0

143,462

0.3

±0

0

±0

0

±0

0

   

 

Total valid

43,625,042

98.4

Increase0.2

299

±0

43,726,856

98.7

Increase0.1

332

Increase9

631

Increase9

±0

   

 

Invalid ballots

684,883

1.6

Decrease0.1

   

583,069

1.3

Decrease0.1

             

 

Total (turnout: 71.5% Increase0.7pp)

44,309,925

100.0

     

44,309,925

100.0

               

 

 

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