Thuringia: 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.

Die Linke

The Left

Die Linke is a left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 29 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 23.4%, losing -7.6 compared to the last election.

Name Die Linke
Translation The Left
Group in the EU Parliament Left
Seats in parliament 29 / 90
Current poll value 23.4 (-7.6 since last election )
Political orientation Left-wing
Government Part of the government
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

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 26.1% of the vote - an increase of +2.7 since the last election.

Name Alternative für Deutschland
Translation Alternative for Germany
Group in the EU Parliament ID
Seats in parliament 22 / 90
Current poll value 26.1 (+2.7 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

CDU

Christian Democratic Union

CDU (Christlich Demokratische Union) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 21 seats. The party wants more free world trade, advocates consistent crime fighting, and wants tax cuts.

Current polls have CDU coming in at 19.7% - a loss of -2.1 since the last election.

Name Christlich Demokratische Union
Translation Christian Democratic Union
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Seats in parliament 21 / 90
Current poll value 19.7 (-2.1 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
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 8 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 11.4%.

Name Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Translation Social Democratic Party of Germany
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Seats in parliament 8 / 90
Current poll value 11.4 (+3.2 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
Government Part of the government
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

Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

Alliance ’90/The Greens

Bündnis 90/Die Grünen is a green party and currently represented in parliament with 5 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 +1.4 and comes in at 6.6%.

Name Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Translation Alliance ’90/The Greens
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 5 / 90
Current poll value 6.6 (+1.4 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

FDP

Free Democratic Party

FDP (Freie Demokratische Partei) is a liberal party and currently represented in parliament with 5 MPs. The party wants tax cuts, wants less government intervention in the economy, and rejects further redistribution from rich to poor.

Compared to the last election, FDP scores an increase of +0.4 and comes in at 5.4%.

Name Freie Demokratische Partei
Translation Free Democratic Party
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 5 / 90
Current poll value 5.4 (+0.4 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

Bündnis Grundeinkommen

Bündnis Grundeinkommen

Bündnis Grundeinkommen is a party from Germany.

Name Bündnis Grundeinkommen
Seats in parliament 0 / 90
Political orientation Unknown
All information at a glance: Bündnis Grundeinkommen

Bürger für Thüringen

Citizens for Thuringia

Bürger für Thüringen is a right-wing party from Germany.

In current polls, Bürger für Thüringen comes in at 3.0%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +3.0.

Name Bürger für Thüringen
Translation Citizens for Thuringia
Seats in parliament 0 / 90
Current poll value 3.0 (+3.0 since last election )
Political orientation Right-wing
All information at a glance: Bürger für Thüringen

Die DIREKTE!

Demokratie DIREKT!

Die DIREKTE! (Demokratie DIREKT!) is a party from Germany.

Name Demokratie DIREKT!
Seats in parliament 0 / 90
Political orientation Unknown
All information at a glance: Die DIREKTE!

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 / 90
Political orientation Satire
All information at a glance: Die PARTEI

Die blaue Partei

Die blaue Partei

Die blaue Partei is a party from Germany.

Name Die blaue Partei
Seats in parliament 0 / 90
Political orientation Unknown
All information at a glance: Die blaue Partei

Freie Wähler

Free Voters

Freie Wähler is a center-right party from Germany.

Name Freie Wähler
Translation Free Voters
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 0 / 90
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: Freie Wähler

Gesundheitsforschung

Partei für Gesundheitsforschung

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

Name Partei für Gesundheitsforschung
Seats in parliament 0 / 90
Political orientation Unknown
All information at a glance: Gesundheitsforschung

Graue Panther

Graue Panther

Graue Panther is a party from Germany.

Name Graue Panther
Seats in parliament 0 / 90
Political orientation Unknown
All information at a glance: Graue Panther

KPD

Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands

KPD (Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands) is a far-left party from Germany.

Name Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands
Seats in parliament 0 / 90
Political orientation Far left
All information at a glance: KPD

MLPD

Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany

MLPD (Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands) is a far-left party from Germany.

Name Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands
Translation Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany
Seats in parliament 0 / 90
Political orientation Far left
All information at a glance: MLPD

NPD

Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands

NPD (Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is a far-right party from Germany.

Name Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Seats in parliament 0 / 90
Political orientation Far right
All information at a glance: NPD

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 / 90
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

TIERSCHUTZ hier!

Aktion Partei für Tierschutz – DAS ORIGINAL

TIERSCHUTZ hier! (Aktion Partei für Tierschutz – DAS ORIGINAL) is a party from Germany.

Name Aktion Partei für Tierschutz – DAS ORIGINAL
Seats in parliament 0 / 90
Political orientation Unknown
All information at a glance: TIERSCHUTZ hier!

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 / 90
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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