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Historic election debacle for Laschet and the Union: CDU and CSU have to forego millions of euros

2021-10-15T18:15:27.048Z

The SPD and the Greens will probably not only be part of the government, but also be a lot more prosperous than the Union. For the CDU and CSU, however, it looks bad.



The SPD and the Greens will probably not only be part of the government, but also be a lot more prosperous than the Union.

For the CDU and CSU, however, it looks bad.

Munich - So far, the CDU and CSU have only lost votes.

Now there is also a financial loss.

The latter results from the former.

The reason for this is the state financing of parties, through which parties receive money based on their share of the votes in the last elections.

The Union's share of the vote fell significantly in this year's general election, so the coffers will also be emptier in the future - according to calculations by

RTL / ntv

by several million euros.

Greens and SPD with millions plus, CDU / CSU with millions loss

The final result of the loss of the election reads bitterly: 50 seats fewer in the Bundestag, almost nine percentage points less than in the last Bundestag election.

Converted to the coffers of the parliamentary group, this means: In the next four years the Union will have almost 11.8 million euros less than before.

The bill can be broken down as follows: The CDU has to get by with 2.62 million euros less, the CSU with 323,000 euros less.

That is a total of 2.94 million euros less than after the 2017 federal election - per year.

Now this amount has to be multiplied by four again.

Because the state financing of parties takes effect every year, until the next federal election - and it is known that it will not take place again for four years.

Only then does the Union have a chance again of a higher share of the vote and thus of more money from the state budget.

The parties receive money from the state not only in the federal elections, but also in European and state elections - this is stipulated by law.

For the first four million second votes, the parties receive EUR 1.06 per vote, and EUR 0.87 for each additional second vote. 

According to calculations by RTL / ntv, the SPD will receive 2.56 million euros more annually in the future, and the Greens even 2.59 million euros a year.

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List of rubric lists: © Michael Kappeler / dpa

Source: merkur

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