On September 26, Germany will not only elect a new Bundestag but also a new chancellor, marking the end of Angela Merkel’s 16 years in office. More than 60 million people will each cast two votes in a system that combines both direct and proportional representation -- a direct vote for a constituency candidate and a second party vote to determine the distribution of seats.
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GN41812 POLITICS: Germany election result (107mm by 158mm deep)
Graphic shows the result of Germany’s federal election.
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