Now it's here, Election Sunday.
Above all on television there were numerous opportunities to compare the arguments of the top politicians, whether in the TV triells of the candidates for chancellor, the various election arenas or the four-way clashes between the parties.
The variety of coalition options makes it difficult for voters this year. However, not every alliance that appears mathematically possible is also conceivable in terms of content. So who can and wants to go with whom? What are the similarities between the parties, what are the differences? A future government coalition will probably have to consist of at least three parties - that is what the current polls suggest. Certain tendencies are emerging, but in principle election polls only reflect the opinion at the time of the survey and are not a prognosis for the outcome of the election. Not only experts are convinced that we all focus on the candidate for chancellor. When it comes to the “K” question, we have to make a new decision, because the Angela Merkel era will be history with the election to the 20th Bundestag.
In constituency 226, which includes the districts of Weilheim-Schongau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 12 candidates are competing for a direct mandate: Alexander Dobrindt (CSU), Dr Sigrid Meierhofer (SPD), Elisabeth Löwenbourg-Brzezinski (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen), Karl Martin Sielmann (FDP), Rolf Walther (Die Linke), Gerrit Huy (AfD), Arnold-Günther Reuss (Free Voters), Johann Gattinger (Bavaria Party), Juina Wessel (Die Basis), Werner Knigge (Volt Germany), Maiken Winter (ÖDP), Ricard Ryssel (non-party).
First and second vote
First and second vote
With the first vote, you choose one of the candidates listed above from your constituency.
The candidate with the most first votes receives the direct mandate and is thus directly elected to the Bundestag.
With the second vote, voters do not vote for one person, but for the state list of a party.
Candidates from a party who are to move into the Bundestag are on the state list.
How many of them get a seat in the Bundestag is determined by the votes that the party receives as a whole.