German election map for the 2017 election
Here we have the German electoral results by region for the 2017 German election. It is as of September 24, 2017 and the results are by no means final. What we do know already is that Angela Merkel has won a fourth term but AfD makes gains. Angela Merkel ‘s party the CSU has dropped from 49% to 38% in Bavaria. This is the worst result since 1949.
This election appears to be a crossroad for the CSU and the SPD (Social Democrats). Both parties have had historically low results with the AfD (Alternative for Germany) party making big gains. The AfD is a far right wing anti-immigration party and is the first far right party to join the German parliament in decades. With a 13.1 percent result it appears that the AfD will be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come and may even have a role in the upcoming coalition.
The SPD’s deputy leader (Manuela Schwesig) announced soon after the exit poll results
“For us, the grand coalition ends today”
For us it’s clear that we’ll go into opposition as demanded by the voter.
With the APD announcing that they are going into opposition, Merkel’s main option to form a coalition is to join with the Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens. The FDP received approximately 10.1% and the greens received about 8.9% of the vote at this point in time. This coalition is colloquially known as the Jamaica coalition due to the colors of the parties involved making up the colors of the Jamaican flag.
The above 2017 German election map is based on exit polls and some counting of votes. It is likely to change in the next few days but not by much so we now go into a period of negotiations with Angela Merkel and her party trying to fuse together a working coalition.