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Press release no. 50/21 of September 27, 2021

2021 Bundestag Election: provisional result

WIESBADEN – On 27 September 2021 at 6:00 a.m., the Federal Returning Officer released the provisional result of the election to the 20th German Bundestag, which was held on 26 September 2021.

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:

Party Share of second votes
2021 Bundestag Election 2017 Bundestag Election
SPD 25.7 % 20.5 %
CDU 18.9 % 26.8 %
GRÜNE 14.8 % 8.9 %
FDP 11.5 % 10.7 %
AfD  10.3 % 12.6 %
CSU 5.2 % 6.2 %
DIE LINKE 4.9 % 9.2 %
SSW 0.1 % Did not participate
Others 8.6 % 5.0 %

The share of invalid second votes in the 2021 Bundestag Election is 0.9 % (2017: 1.0 %), the share of invalid first votes 1.1 % (2017: 1.2 %).

The Südschleswigscher Wählerverband (SSW) participates in the distribution of seats of the 20th German Bundestag as a party representing national minorities within the meaning of the Federal Elections Act. In accordance with Section 6 (3), second sentence, the five percent clause thus does not apply to the SSW.

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 735 members (2017: 709 members), including 137 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 20th German Bundestag:

Party Number of seats after calculation of seats
2021 Bundestag Election 2017 Bundestag Election
total including constituency seats total including constituency seats
SPD 206 121 153 59
CDU 151 98 200 185
GRÜNE 118 16 67 1
FDP 92 80
AfD 83 16 94 3
CSU 45 45 46 46
DIE LINKE 39 3 69 5
SSW 1

According to the 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:

  2021 Bundestag Election 2017 Bundestag Election
Partei additional seats including overhangs not balanced additional seats
SPD 36 22
CDU 29 36
GRÜNE 24 10
FDP 16 15
AfD 14 11
CSU 11 3 7
DIE LINKE 7 10
SSW

The final results of the 2021 Bundestag Election for the Federation, Länder and individual constituencies and the candidates elected in the constituencies and Länder according to the provisional result as well as the number of Land list seats per party are available on the Federal Returning Officer’s website.

The Federal Electoral Committee will presumably determine and announce the official final result of the 2021 Bundestag Election on Friday, 15 October 2021, at a public meeting in the German Bundestag in Berlin.

 

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