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Provisional German election result

The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) stunned the establishment by becoming the first far-right party to enter parliament in more than half a century

Following is a table of the provisional result for the German federal election on Sunday (figures in brackets are those for the 2013 election):

PARTIES
CDU/CSU – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union
and its smaller Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social
Union.

SPD – the centre-left Social Democrats

Greens – environmental party

FDP – Free Democrats, business-friendly party that crashed out of parliament in the 2013 election

Linke – far-left party

AfD – Alternative for Germany, right-wing anti-immigrant party, which is entering the German parliament for the first time

Parties require 5 percent of the vote or three constituency seats to win representation in parliament.
A parliamentary majority can be secured with the support of less than 50 percent if the parties in question have more support than the other leading parties combined.

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