Following is a table of the provisional result for the German federal election on Sunday (figures in brackets are those for the 2013 election):
CDU/CSU – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union
and its smaller Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social
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.