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2014 European Parliament election in Germany

The European Parliament election, 2014 was held on 25 May 2014 in Germany. Under the Lisbon Treaty, Germany lost three seats and elected 96 members of the European Parliament, instead of the previous 99.

European Parliament election in Germany, 2014

← 2009 25 May 2014 2019 →

All 96 German seats to the European Parliament
Turnout48.1%[1]
  First party Second party Third party
  McAllister, David-9220.jpg Martinus Schulz die 15 Novembris 2013.jpg Rebecca Harms 4 (cropped).png
Leader David McAllister Martin Schulz Rebecca Harms
Party CDU/CSU SPD Green
Alliance EPP PES Green
Last election 42 seats, 37.85% 23 seats, 20.78% 14 seats, 12.13%
Seats won 34 27 11
Seat change Decrease8 Increase4 Decrease3
Percentage 35.3% 27.3% 10.7%
Swing Decrease2.55% Increase6.5% Decrease1.43%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  2014-07-01-Europaparlament Gabi Zimmer by Olaf Kosinsky -5 (3).jpg Bernd Lucke (2014).jpg Lambsdorff, Alexander Graf-1912.jpg
Leader Gabi Zimmer Bernd Lucke Alexander Graf Lambsdorff
Party Left AfD FDP
Alliance Left ECR ALDE
Last election 8 seats, 7.48% Did not contest 12 seats, 10.97%
Seats won 7 7 3
Seat change Decrease1 Increase7 Decrease9
Percentage 7.4% 7.1% 3.5%
Swing Decrease0.08% N/A Decrease7.47%

Electoral thresholdEdit

The previous electoral threshold of 5% was ruled unconstitutional in 2011, leading the major parties to implement a 3% threshold instead. However the Constitutional Court ruled on 26 February 2014 that this threshold was illegal as well.[2] Under this circumstances a vote share of 0.6% proved sufficient to win an EP seat (result of Die PARTEI) and seven parties won single seats; the seats were allocated according to the Webster/Sainte-Laguë method.

Opinion polling compared with actual resultEdit

Date Polling Firm CDU/CSU SPD Green FDP Left AfD Others
22 May 2014 FGW 37.5 26.5 10 3.5 7.5 7 8
16 May 2014 FGW 38 27 11 3 8 6 7
14 May 2014 Infratest dimap 37 27 9 3 9 7 8
13 May 2014 YouGov 39 25 10 4 9 6 7
9 May 2014 Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 38 27 12 3 8 6 6
30 April 2014 infratest dimap 39 27 9 4 8 6 7
25 April 2014 INSA 36 28 11 4 9 7 5
11 April 2014 Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 39 27 11 3 8 6 6
3 April 2014 infratest dimap 40 28 9 3 7 6 7
28 March 2014 Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 39 26 12 3 8 6 6
14 March 2014 Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 38 26 11 4 8 6 7
9 March 2014 INSA 38 26 9.5 3 8.5 7.5
6 March 2014 Infratest 40 26 11 4 7 5 7
21 February 2014 Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 40 24 12 4 8 6 6
14 February 2014 INSA 39 25 10 3 10 8 5
6 February 2014 Infratest 38 29 10 4 8 6 5
26 January 2014 Emnid 42 26 10 3 8 7 4
2014
25 May 2014 (prelimitary results 401 of 402 districts) Election Results 30.0 + 5.4 27.3 10.7 3.4 7.4 7.1
2014
7 June 2009 Election Results 37.9 20.8 12.1 11.0 7.5 N/A 9.8

ResultsEdit

e • d Summary of the results of Germany's 25 May 2014 election to the European Parliament
← 200920142019 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) + Christian Social Union (CSU) EPP 10,374,758 35.36
34 / 96
8  
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) EPP David McAllister 8,807,500 30.02 0.7  
29 / 96
5  
Social Democratic Party (SPD) PES Martin Schulz 7,999,955 27.27 6.5  
27 / 96
4  
Alliance '90/The Greens (B'90/GRÜNEN) EGP Rebecca Harms 3,138,201 10.70 1.4  
11 / 96
3  
The Left (LINKE) PEL Gabi Zimmer 2,167,641 7.39 0.1  
7 / 96
1  
Alternative for Germany (AfD) None Bernd Lucke 2,065,162 7.04 7.0  
7 / 96
7  
Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU) EPP Markus Ferber 1,567,258 5.34 1.9  
5 / 96
3  
Free Democratic Party (FDP) ALDE Alexander Graf Lambsdorff 986,253 3.36 7.6  
3 / 96
9  
Free Voters (Freie Wähler) EDP* Ulrike Müller 428,524 1.46 0.2  
1 / 96
1  
Pirate Party (Piraten) None† Julia Reda 424,510 1.45 0.5  
1 / 96
1  
Human Environment Animal Protection (Tierschutzpartei) None Stefan Eck 366,303 1.25 0.1  
1 / 96
1  
National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) ENF Udo Voigt 300,815 1.03 1.0  
1 / 96
1  
Family Party of Germany (Familie) None Arne Gericke 202,871 0.69 0.3  
1 / 96
1  
Ecological Democratic Party (ödp) None Klaus Buchner 185,119 0.64 0.1  
1 / 96
1  
Die PARTEI (PARTEI) None Martin Sonneborn 184,525 0.63 0.6  
1 / 96
1  
Others (parties and candidates that won less than 0.6% of the vote and no seats) 516,063 1.76
0 / 96
0  
Valid votes 29,340,700 98.34
Blank and invalid votes 496,216 1.66
Totals 29,836,916 100.00
96 / 96
0  
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 62,004,092 48.12 4.85  
Source: German government

*individual candidates

Post-Poll AllianceEdit

EPP S&D ECR ALDE GUE/NGL G-EFA EFDD NI  
Total
29 (CDU)
5 (CSU)
27 (SPD) 7 (AfD)
1 (Familie)
3 (FDP)
1 (FW)
7 (Linke)
1 (Tierschutz)
11 (B'90/Grüne)
1 (Piraten)
1 (ÖDP)
1 (NPD)
1 (Partei)
96

ReferencesEdit