Baden-Wuerttemberg: Parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Post-materialistic way of life
Socialist
Capitalist
Traditional way of life

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

Alliance ’90/The Greens

Bündnis 90/Die Grünen is a green party and currently represented in parliament with 58 MPs. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, has a dream of an open world without borders, and puts environmental protection above economic interests.

Current polls show Bündnis 90/Die Grünen at 26.7. That's a loss of -5.9 compared to the last election.

Name Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Translation Alliance ’90/The Greens
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 58 / 154
Current poll value 26.7 (-5.9 since last election )
Political orientation Environment & Climate
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Open world without borders
  • Environmental protection more important than economic growth
  • Open-minded immigration policy
All information at a glance: Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

CDU

Christian Democratic Union

CDU (Christlich Demokratische Union) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 42 seats. The party wants more free world trade, advocates consistent crime fighting, and wants tax cuts.

In current polls, CDU comes in at 25.8%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +1.7.

Name Christlich Demokratische Union
Translation Christian Democratic Union
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Seats in parliament 42 / 154
Current poll value 25.8 (+1.7 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Against multiculturalism
  • Free world trade
  • Strict crime control
  • Tax cuts
All information at a glance: CDU

SPD

Social Democratic Party of Germany

SPD (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 19 MPs. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, wants more government intervention in the economy, and favors financial redistributions from rich to poor.

Compared to the last election, SPD scores an increase of +3.2 and comes in at 14.2%.

Name Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Translation Social Democratic Party of Germany
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Seats in parliament 19 / 154
Current poll value 14.2 (+3.2 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • More government intervention in markets/economy
  • Redistribution from rich to poor
  • More investment in public services
All information at a glance: SPD

FDP

Free Democratic Party

FDP (Freie Demokratische Partei) is a liberal party and currently represented in parliament with 18 MPs. The party wants tax cuts, wants less government intervention in the economy, and rejects further redistribution from rich to poor.

Current polls show FDP at 9.2. That's a loss of -1.3 compared to the last election.

Name Freie Demokratische Partei
Translation Free Democratic Party
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 18 / 154
Current poll value 9.2 (-1.3 since last election )
Political orientation Liberal politics
Core topics
  • Tax cuts
  • Less government intervention in markets/economy
  • Against redistribution from rich to poor
  • Free world trade
All information at a glance: FDP

AfD

Alternative for Germany

AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 17 MPs. The party advocates strict immigration policy, wants a strong nation-state, and advocates consistent crime fighting.

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution classifies the federal AfD party as well as various state associations as so-called extremist suspects.

In current polls, AfD is getting 13.8% of the vote - an increase of +4.1 since the last election.

Name Alternative für Deutschland
Translation Alternative for Germany
Group in the EU Parliament ID
Seats in parliament 17 / 154
Current poll value 13.8 (+4.1 since last election )
Political orientation Right-wing
Core topics
  • Against multiculturalism
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Strong nationalism
  • Strict crime control
All information at a glance: AfD

Bündnis C

Bündnis C – Christen für Deutschland

Bündnis C (Bündnis C – Christen für Deutschland) is a party from Germany.

Name Bündnis C – Christen für Deutschland
Seats in parliament 0 / 154
Political orientation Unknown
All information at a glance: Bündnis C

Die Linke

The Left

Die Linke is a left party from Germany. The party wants more government intervention in the economy, wants more regulation of markets, and favors financial redistributions from rich to poor.

In the current election trend, Die Linke comes in at 3.0%, losing -0.6 compared to the last election.

Name Die Linke
Translation The Left
Group in the EU Parliament Left
Seats in parliament 0 / 154
Current poll value 3.0 (-0.6 since last election )
Political orientation Left-wing
Core topics
  • More government intervention in markets/economy
  • More regulation of markets
  • Redistribution from rich to poor
  • More investment in public services
All information at a glance: Die Linke

Die PARTEI

Party for Labour, Rule of Law, Animal Protection, Promotion of Elites and Grassroots Democratic Initiative

Die PARTEI is a satire party from Germany.

Name Die PARTEI
Translation Party for Labour, Rule of Law, Animal Protection, Promotion of Elites and Grassroots Democratic Initiative
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 0 / 154
Political orientation Satire
All information at a glance: Die PARTEI

Freie Wähler

Free Voters

Freie Wähler is a center-right party from Germany.

In current polls, Freie Wähler is getting 4.0% of the vote - an increase of +1.0 since the last election.

Name Freie Wähler
Translation Free Voters
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 0 / 154
Current poll value 4.0 (+1.0 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: Freie Wähler

Klimaliste

Climate List

Klimaliste is a green party from Germany.

Name Klimaliste
Translation Climate List
Seats in parliament 0 / 154
Political orientation Environment & Climate
All information at a glance: Klimaliste

Piratenpartei

Pirate Party Germany

Piratenpartei is a left party from Germany. The party advocates more civil liberties, advocates liberal lifestyles, and has a dream of an open world without borders.

Name Piratenpartei
Translation Pirate Party Germany
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 0 / 154
Political orientation Left-wing
Core topics
  • More civil liberties
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Open world without borders
  • Open-minded immigration policy
All information at a glance: Piratenpartei

Volt

Volt

Volt is a center-left party from Germany.

Name Volt
Translation Volt
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 0 / 154
Political orientation Centre-left
All information at a glance: Volt

W2020

W2020

W2020 (WIR 2020) is a party of undefinable orientation from Germany.

Name WIR 2020
Translation W2020
Seats in parliament 0 / 154
Political orientation Transversal
All information at a glance: W2020

die Basis

Basic Democratic Party Germany

die Basis (Basisdemokratische Partei Deutschland) is a party from Germany.

Name Basisdemokratische Partei Deutschland
Translation Basic Democratic Party Germany
Seats in parliament 0 / 154
Political orientation Unknown
All information at a glance: die Basis

ÖDP

Ecological Democratic Party

ÖDP (Ökologisch Demokratische Partei) is a green party from Germany.

Name Ökologisch Demokratische Partei
Translation Ecological Democratic Party
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 0 / 154
Political orientation Environment & Climate
All information at a glance: ÖDP

Frequently asked questions & answers

Where is the data from?

The data was collected as part of the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey. As part of this, more than 400 policy experts assessed the positions of major parties. All parties represented in either the national parliament or the EU parliament at the time of the survey were considered. Parties' positions may change over time and differ from the values presented.

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