Bavaria: 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.

CSU

Christian Social Union

CSU (Christlich-Soziale Union) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 85 MPs. The party favors the promotalization of political decisions, advocates consistent crime fighting, and advocates strict immigration policy.

Compared to the last election, CSU scores an increase of +3.1 and comes in at 40.3%.

Name Christlich-Soziale Union
Translation Christian Social Union
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Seats in parliament 85 / 205
Current poll value 40.3 (+3.1 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Against multiculturalism
  • More promotionism
  • Strict crime control
  • Strict immigration policy
All information at a glance: CSU

Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

Alliance ’90/The Greens

Bündnis 90/Die Grünen is a green party and currently represented in parliament with 38 MPs. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, has a dream of an open world without borders, and puts environmental protection above economic interests.

Compared to the last election, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen scores an increase of +0.2 and comes in at 17.8%.

Name Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Translation Alliance ’90/The Greens
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 38 / 205
Current poll value 17.8 (+0.2 since last election )
Political orientation Environment & Climate
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

Freie Wähler

Free Voters

Freie Wähler is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 27 MPs.

In the current election trend, Freie Wähler comes in at 10.3%, losing -1.3 compared to the last election.

Name Freie Wähler
Translation Free Voters
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 27 / 205
Current poll value 10.3 (-1.3 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
Government Part of the government
All information at a glance: Freie Wähler

AfD

Alternative for Germany

AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 22 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 10.4% of the vote - an increase of +0.2 since the last election.

Name Alternative für Deutschland
Translation Alternative for Germany
Group in the EU Parliament ID
Seats in parliament 22 / 205
Current poll value 10.4 (+0.2 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

SPD

Social Democratic Party of Germany

SPD (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 22 MPs. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, wants more government intervention in the economy, and favors financial redistributions from rich to poor.

Current polls show SPD at 9.5. That's a loss of -0.2 compared to the last election.

Name Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Translation Social Democratic Party of Germany
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Seats in parliament 22 / 205
Current poll value 9.5 (-0.2 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 11 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 3.7. That's a loss of -1.4 compared to the last election.

Name Freie Demokratische Partei
Translation Free Democratic Party
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 11 / 205
Current poll value 3.7 (-1.4 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

Bayernpartei

Bayernpartei

Bayernpartei is a center-right party from Germany.

Name Bayernpartei
Seats in parliament 0 / 205
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: Bayernpartei

Die Humanisten

Partei der Humanisten

Die Humanisten (Partei der Humanisten) is a party from Germany.

Name Partei der Humanisten
Seats in parliament 0 / 205
Political orientation Unknown
All information at a glance: Die Humanisten

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 1.9%, losing -1.3 compared to the last election.

Name Die Linke
Translation The Left
Group in the EU Parliament Left
Seats in parliament 0 / 205
Current poll value 1.9 (-1.3 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 / 205
Political orientation Satire
All information at a glance: Die PARTEI

Gesundheitsforschung

Partei für Gesundheitsforschung

Gesundheitsforschung (Partei für Gesundheitsforschung) is a party from Germany.

Name Partei für Gesundheitsforschung
Seats in parliament 0 / 205
Political orientation Unknown
All information at a glance: Gesundheitsforschung

LKR

Liberal-Conservative Reformers

LKR (Liberal-Konservative Reformer) is a center-right party from Germany.

Name Liberal-Konservative Reformer
Translation Liberal-Conservative Reformers
Group in the EU Parliament ECR
Seats in parliament 0 / 205
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: LKR

Mut

Mut

Mut is a party from Germany.

Name Mut
Seats in parliament 0 / 205
Political orientation Unknown
All information at a glance: Mut

Partei für Franken

Partei für Franken

Partei für Franken is a party from Germany.

Name Partei für Franken
Seats in parliament 0 / 205
Political orientation Unknown
All information at a glance: Partei für Franken

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 / 205
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

Tierschutzpartei

Partei Mensch Umwelt Tierschutz

Tierschutzpartei (Partei Mensch Umwelt Tierschutz) is a animal rights party from Germany. The party stands for an open-minded immigration policy, puts environmental protection above economic interests, and wants less government intervention in the economy.

Name Partei Mensch Umwelt Tierschutz
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 0 / 205
Political orientation Animal Protection
Core topics
  • Open-minded immigration policy
  • Environmental protection more important than economic growth
  • Less government intervention in markets/economy
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
All information at a glance: Tierschutzpartei

V-Partei³

V-Partei³ - Partei für Veränderung, Vegetarier und Veganer

V-Partei³ (V-Partei³ - Partei für Veränderung, Vegetarier und Veganer) is a party from Germany.

Name V-Partei³ - Partei für Veränderung, Vegetarier und Veganer
Seats in parliament 0 / 205
Political orientation Unknown
All information at a glance: V-Partei³

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 / 205
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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