Brandenburg: Parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative
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.

SPD

Social Democratic Party of Germany

SPD (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 25 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 20.9. That's a loss of -5.3 compared to the last election.

Name Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Translation Social Democratic Party of Germany
Political orientation Centre-left
Government Part of the government
Current poll value 20.9 (-5.3 since last election )
Poll results in federal states Current poll results SPD
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
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

CDU

Christian Democratic Union

CDU (Christlich Demokratische Union) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 15 seats. The party wants more free world trade, advocates consistent crime fighting, and wants tax cuts.

In current polls, CDU comes in at 17.6%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +2.0.

Name Christlich Demokratische Union
Translation Christian Democratic Union
Political orientation Centre-right
Government Part of the government
Current poll value 17.6 (+2.0 since last election )
Poll results in federal states Current poll results CDU
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Core topics
  • Against multiculturalism
  • Free world trade
  • Strict crime control
  • Tax cuts
All information at a glance: CDU

Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

Alliance ’90/The Greens

Bündnis 90/Die Grünen is a green party and currently represented in parliament with 10 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 8.0. That's a loss of -2.8 compared to the last election.

Name Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Translation Alliance ’90/The Greens
Political orientation Environment & Climate
Government Part of the government
Current poll value 8.0 (-2.8 since last election )
Poll results in federal states Current poll results Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
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

AfD

Alternative for Germany

AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 23 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 31.1% of the vote - an increase of +7.6 since the last election.

Name Alternative für Deutschland
Translation Alternative for Germany
Political orientation Right-wing
Current poll value 31.1 (+7.6 since last election )
Poll results in federal states Current poll results AfD
Group in the EU Parliament ID
Core topics
  • Against multiculturalism
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Strong nationalism
  • Strict crime control
All information at a glance: AfD

Die Linke

The Left

Die Linke is a left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 10 MPs. 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 8.3%, losing -2.4 compared to the last election.

Name Die Linke
Translation The Left
Political orientation Left-wing
Current poll value 8.3 (-2.4 since last election )
Poll results in federal states Current poll results Die Linke
Group in the EU Parliament Left
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

BVB/FW

Brandenburger Vereinigte Bürgerbewegungen/Freie Wähler

BVB/FW (Brandenburger Vereinigte Bürgerbewegungen/Freie Wähler) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 5 seats.

In current polls, BVB/FW comes in at 6.0%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +1.0.

Name Brandenburger Vereinigte Bürgerbewegungen/Freie Wähler
Political orientation Centre-right
Current poll value 6.0 (+1.0 since last election )
Poll results in federal states Current poll results BVB/FW
All information at a glance: BVB/FW

FDP

Free Democratic Party

FDP (Freie Demokratische Partei) is a liberal party from Germany. 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 3.6. That's a loss of -0.5 compared to the last election.

Name Freie Demokratische Partei
Translation Free Democratic Party
Political orientation Liberal politics
Current poll value 3.6 (-0.5 since last election )
Poll results in federal states Current poll results FDP
Group in the EU Parliament RE
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

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
Political orientation Left-wing
Poll results in federal states Current poll results Piratenpartei
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Core topics
  • More civil liberties
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Open world without borders
  • Open-minded immigration policy
All information at a glance: Piratenpartei

Tierschutzpartei

Animal Welfare Party

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
Translation Animal Welfare Party
Political orientation Animal Protection
Poll results in federal states Current poll results Tierschutzpartei
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
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
Political orientation Unknown
Poll results in federal states Current poll results V-Partei³
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
Political orientation Environment & Climate
Poll results in federal states Current poll results ÖDP
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
All information at a glance: ÖDP