The Bundestag includes representatives from the following parties: CDU, CSU, SPD, AfD, FDP, Die Linke (left) and Die Gruene (greens). Now someone else can join them. Germany’s ARD channel expects one seat to go to the South Schleswig Consortium of Electors, which represents the Danish and Frisian minorities. According to forecasts based on opinion polls and partial results, the election results are still pending: the SPD’s Christian Democrats and the CDU/CSU’s Christian Democrats garnered similar support, swinging around 25 percent of the vote.
According to the preliminary results director After the parliamentary elections on Sunday Germany The two largest parties – the SPD and CDU/CSU – received about 25 percent of the vote each, with a minimal reference to the majority of the Social Democrats.
According to the forecast of the public television channel ARD, one seat will be allocated to the Southern Schleswig Voters Union (SSW) representing the Danish and Frisian minorities. The deputy of the party last sat in the Bundestag in 1949-53.
Groups representing national minorities in Germany do not have to exceed the electoral threshold of five percent applicable to other parties in order to be admitted to the Bundestag.
It was the last time the SSW fielded its candidate in the 1961 federal election. After another electoral defeat, the party focused on activities at the local and regional level. There are currently three representatives of the SSW in the parliament for the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Members of this party are also members of lower-level self-governing bodies.
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