Next German federal election

General election to the 20. German Bundestag

The next German federal election will be held no later than 24 October 2021.

Next German federal election

← 2017 On or before 24 October 2021

All 598 seats in the Bundestag (plus overhang and leveling seats)
300+ seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
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Leader TBD Norbert Walter-Borjans
Saskia Esken
Jörg Meuthen[a]
Tino Chrupalla
Party CDU/CSU SPD Alternative for Germany
Leader since 2020 30 November 2019 30 November 2019
Leader's seat
Baden-Württemberg (list)

Last election 246 seats, 32.9% 153 seats, 20.5% 94 seats, 12.6%

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Leader Christian Lindner Katja Kipping
Bernd Riexinger
Annalena Baerbock
Robert Habeck
Party FDP The Left Alliance 90/The Greens
Leader since 7 December 2013 2 June 2012 27 January 2018
Leader's seat North Rhine-Westphalia (list) Saxony (list)
Baden-Württemberg (list)
Brandenburg (list)
Last election 80 seats, 10.7% 69 seats, 9.2% 67 seats, 8.9%

Incumbent Chancellor

Angela Merkel


Incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel announced her retirement from politics in October 2018, by announcing she will not run for re-election for CDU Leader and Chancellor.[1]


These parties have received at least 4% of the national vote in the last German federal election, and are predicted to win seats in this next election.


These parties received at least 0.5% of the national vote in the last German federal election.

Opinion pollsEdit

Below is the monthly average of opinion polls towards the election.  


  1. "Angela Merkel to step down in 2021". BBC News. 2018-10-29. Retrieved 2018-10-29.

Other websitesEdit

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