German election results — in charts

The results are in, and they mark a new era for Germany. Not only because long-time Chancellor Angela Merkel will not lead the next government, but also because the two major parties of the center, the Social Democrats and the Christian Democrats, together now only represent around half of the country in terms of their combined vote share.

In order to understand Germany’s new political landscape better, we’ve been digging through exit polls and preliminary results to see what drove the voting choices of German voters and where the election was won and lost.

Looking at the regional distribution, we can see where the SPD, the Greens and far-right Alternative for Germany made gains.



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