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Bavarian Parliament Elections 2018

15.10.2018



Bavarian Landtag

Yesterday, the Bavarian people elected the members of the Landtag’s 18th parliamentary session.

With 37.2% of the votes (-10.5% compared to their 2013 results), CSU (Christian-social party) remains the strongest party in the Landtag. The second strongest are Die Grünen (Green party) with 17.5% (2013: 8.6%); the Freie Wähler get 11.6% (2013: 9%); the AfD will be represented in the parliament for the first time with 10.2% of the votes. The SPD (social-democratic party) halves its 2013 result, losing 10.9 points, and coming out the ballot with 9.7%; with 5.1% of the votes (2013: 3.3%), the FDP will again be represented in parliament.

Current seats in the Bavarian Landtag:

  • CSU: 85 out of 205 seats (2013: 101)
  • Die Grünen: 38 seats (2013: 18)
  • Freie Wähler: 27 seats (2013: 19)
  • AfD: 22 seats
  • SPD : 22 seats (2013: 42)

Voter turnout was high at 72.4% (2013: 63.9%). After the upcoming coalition discussions, it is expected that Dr. Markus Söder (CSU) be reelected Minister-President in 4 weeks from now.