2021 Bundestag elections
These are the parties represented in the Bundestag. Discover all the key facts here:
How German democracy functions at the federal level:
709 seats in the Bundestag The parliament consists of at least 709 MPs.
299 constituencies Constituencies are so divided that there are about the same number of voters in each.
299 direct mandates The politician who receives the most votes in a constituency enters parliament with a direct mandate.
5 per cent Only parties that have received at least five per cent of the second votes may enter the Bundestag.
47 parties are running in the 2021 Bundestag elections.
60,4 million German citizens are eligible to vote.
18 years of age is the minimum required age to vote and to run for office.
76.2 was the percentage of voter turnout in the 2013 Bundestag elections.