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European elections, 23 - 26 May 2019, country sheet: Germany

· Official EE19 website

https://www.bundeswahlleiter.de/europawahlen/2019.html

· Other elections/referenda held the same day

Regional (Bundesland) elections in Bremen;

Municipal elections in Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen

· Number of MEPs before/after Brexit

96/96

· Current government

CDU/CSU (EPP) & SPD (S&D) since March 2018


ELECTORAL RULES


· Obligatory vote

no

· Number of constituencies

1 (although constituencies of merely administrative interest or distributive relevance within a party list exist in Germany: 16 constituencies, only in the case of the CDU/CSU)

· Preferential vote

no

· Postal vote

yes

· Advanced vote

no

· Threshold to get elected

no threshold

· Day of EE19

Sunday, 26 May

· Opening time of polling stations

08.00 CET

· Closing time of polling stations

18.00 CET

· Exit polls

18.00 CET

· Official announcement of first results

During the night (in 2014 published on Monday 27 May at 02.40 CET)

· Provisional final results expected

N/A (Official final results in 2014: 20 June)


VOTERS


· Total

An estimated 64.8 million Germans and citizens from other EU member states are eligible to vote in Germany (60.8 million Germans, 3.9 million other EU citizens)

· Minimum age

18

· Average age

N/A


CANDIDATES


· Lists (total)

41

· Candidates (total)

1380

· Female candidates %

34.7 %

· Legal minimum age

18

· Lead candidates per list or party (affiliation)
(In bold those represented in outgoing ep)

CDU/CSU (EPP) – Manfred Weber

SPD (S&D) – Katharina Barley

Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen (Greens) – Ska Keller

AFD – Jörg Meuthen

FPD (ALDE) – Nicola Beer

Die Linke (GUE/NGL) - Martin Schirdewan


Full list of candidates here

· MEPs re-running
(in bold lead candidate of list)

CDU/CSU

Manfred Weber

Angelika Niebler

Markus Ferber

Monika Hohlmeier

Rainer Wieland

Daniel Caspary

Andreas Schwab

Norbert Lins

Inge Gräßle

Jan Christian Ehler

Michael Gahler

Werner Kuhn

David McAllister

Jens Gieseke

Hans-Peter Liese

Markus Pieper

Sabine Verheyen

Axel Voss

Dennis Radtke

Peter Jahr

Hermann Winkler

Sven Schulze


SPD

Udo Bullmann

Maria Noichl

Jens Geier

Bernd Lange

Birgit Sippel

Dietmar Köster

Ismail Ertug

Constanze Krehl

Tiemo Wölken

Petra Kammerevert

Norbert Neuser

Evelyne Gebhardt

Martina Werner

Knut Fleckenstein

Iris Hoffmann

Jo Leinen

Kerstin Westphal

Arne Lietz

Babette Winter

Arndt Kohn


ECR

Arne Gericke (Bündnis C)

Bernd Lucke (Liberal-Konservative Reformer)


ALDE

Ulrike Müller (Freie Wähler)

Klaus Buchner (Ökologisch-Demokratische Partei)


Greens

Ska Keller

Sven Giegold

Terry Reintke

Reinhard Bütikofer

Hannah Neumann

Martin Häusling

Romeo Franz


Die Linke (GUE/NGL)

Martin Schirdewan

Cornelia Ernst

Helmut Scholz

Martina Michels


EFDD

Jörg Meuthen (AFD)


NI

Martin Sonneborn (Die Partei)

Udo Voigt (NPD)

RESULTS 2014


MEPs

% votes

CDU/CSU

34 (29+5)

35.3 % (30.0 + 5.3 %)

SPD

27

27.3 %

GRÜNE

11

10.7 %

DIE LINKE

7

7.4 %

AFD

7

7.1 %

FDP

3

3.4 %

Others (7 parties)

7


TURNOUT 2014

48.10 %