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Federal President: Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) · Federal Chancellor: Angela Merkel (CDU) · Governing parties: CDU, SPD, CSU
Legislative elections: Bundestag, 4-year term, 5% threshold, 598 seats (+ overhang/adjustment seats), MMP (299 PR + 299 FPTP):

Party 2017 2013
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (CDU)  
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Christian democracy
Liberal conservatism 
26,8% 200 34,1% 255
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD)  
Social Democratic Party of Germany
Social democracy  
 
20,5% 153 25,7% 193
Alternative für Deutschland (AfD)  
Alternative for Germany
National conservatism
    
12,6% 94 4,7% -
Freie Demokratische Partei (FDP)  
Free Democratic Party
Liberalism
 
10,7% 80 4,8% -
Die Linke (DIE LINKE)  
The Left
Democratic socialism 
 
9,2% 69 8,6% 64
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (GRÜNE)
Alliance 90/The Greens
Green politics 
 
8,9% 67 8,4% 63
Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern (CSU)
Christian Social Union in Bavaria
Regionalism
Christian democracy
Conservatism
6,2% 46 7,4% 56
Others 5,0% - 6,3%  -
Total - 709 -  631
Turnout 76,2% 71,5%

 © 2017 Wolfram Nordsieck. Source: Bundeswahlleiter (http://www.bundeswahlleiter.de).

Archive: Legislative elections, 1994-2013 ( For full coverage, 1949-present, click here):

1994 1998 2002 2005 2009 2013
CDU % 34,2 28,4 29,5 27,8 27,3 34,1
  S. 244 198 190 180 194 255
SPD % 36,4 40,9 38,5 34,2 23,0 25,7
  S. 252 298 251 222 146 193
DIE LINKE (PDS) % 4,4 5,1 4,0 8,7 11,9 8,6
  S. 30 36 2 54 76 64
GRÜNE % 7,3 6,7 8,6 8,1 10,7 8,4
  S. 49 47 55 51 68 63
CSU % 7,3 6,7 9,0 7,4 6,5 7,4
  S. 50 47 58 46 45 56
FDP % 6,9 6,2 7,4 9,8 14,6 4,8
  S. 47 43 47 61 93 -
AfD % - - - - - 4,7
  S. - - - - - -
Others % 5,4 6,0 3,0 3,9 6,0 6,3
  S. - - - - - -
Total S. 672 669 603 614 622 631
Turnout % 79,0 82,2 79,1 77,7 70,8 71,5

Abbreviations: CDU: Christian Democratic Union of Germany; SPD: Social Democratic Party of Germany; DIE LINKE: The Left (1990-2002: Party of Democratic Socialism, PDS; 2005: The Left Party.PDS, DIE LINKE.PDS); GRÜNE: Alliance 90/The Greens; CSU: Christian Social Union in Bavaria; FDP: Free Democratic Party; AfD: Alternative for Germany. © 2017 Wolfram Nordsieck.