2021 Bundestag elections
Germany will be going to the polls on 26 September 2021. After 16 years at the helm of the German government, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel is not running for another term. Who will succeed her?
These are the parties represented in the Bundestag. Discover all the key facts here:
How German democracy functions at the federal level:
The parliament consists of at least 709 MPs.
Constituencies are so divided that there are about the same number of voters in each.
The politician who receives the most votes in a constituency enters parliament with a direct mandate.
ran for election as MPs in 2017.
Only parties that have received at least five per cent of the second votes may enter the Bundestag.
are running in the 2017 Bundestag elections.
German citizens are eligible to vote.
is the minimum required age to vote and to run for office.
of voter turnout in the 2013 Bundestag elections.