47 parties will take part in the federal election on September 26, 2021. The Federal Returning Officer announced this on August 12, 2021. A total of 54 parties were allowed to vote.
Below is an overview of all parties that will stand for the 2021 federal elections in Germany. The list introduces the parties that are currently represented in the Bundestag (7 parties). Additionally, find out the parties with chances to move in (one party).
Parties in the Bundestag for the 2021 federal elections
Parties with chances to move into the Bundestag with the 2021 federal elections
Current surveys show that another party has a chance of being able to move into the German Bundestag.
How can parties and political associations run for elections?
Established parties that are already in the Bundestag or in a state parliament (with at least five members) can automatically run for the Bundestag election. They may submit their nominations directly to the responsible state or district returning officer.
Political associations and small parties that have not been represented in the Bundestag or in a state parliament with at least five members since their last election must report to the Federal Returning Officer that they want to take part in the election. The federal electoral committee discusses and decides in a two-day public meeting which associations are to be recognized as parties for the upcoming election. The committee examines the formal requirements that the parties must meet in order to participate in the Bundestag election. The Federal Electoral Committee does not examine the content. Unauthorized associations can lodge a complaint against the decision with the Federal Constitutional Court.
In the case of recognition as a party, the association can participate in the Bundestag election with its own nominations. The so-called non-established parties and individual applicants must collect support signatures for the nominations. Due to the corona pandemic, the supporting signatures required for state lists and district election proposals have been reduced to a quarter in each case in the 2021 federal election. For a district election proposal, the signatures of at least 50 eligible voters of the respective constituency are required (previously there were 200). For the state list, the signatures of at least 0.1 percent of the eligible voters of the respective state in the last federal election, but of a maximum of 2,000 eligible voters (as in Baden-Württemberg) were previously required. In Baden-Württemberg there are now 500 signatures.
The district election nominations and the state lists must be received by the state returning officers by a deadline (July 19 for the 2021 federal election) . The respective committees decide on their approval (July 30, 2021). Only then is it clear who is actually allowed to participate. However, complaints can still be lodged. Finally, a deadline has been set for the public announcement of the approved district and state election proposals (August 9 for the 2021 federal election)
How many parties wanted to participate in the federal election in 2021?
- A total of 87 political associations notified the Federal Returning Officer of their participation in the 2021 federal election. They had until June 21, 2021 for this. That was 24 advertisements more than in 2017.
- On July 8 and 9, 2021, the Federal Election Committee decided that 44 associations will be recognized as parties for the 2021 Federal Election. These are called non-established parties.
- 20 rejected groups then lodged a complaint with the Federal Constitutional Court. The court upheld one complaint: the German Communist Party (DKP).
- Together with the established parties, 54 parties were allowed to participate in the federal election. Ultimately, 47 parties with state lists or constituency candidates participate.
List of all 87 political associations that wanted to participate in the 2021 German elections
|#||Short name||Party name|
|1||PDG||Party of the Nonviolent|
|2||DKP||German Communist Party|
|3||HUMAN WORLD||Human world – for the well-being and happiness of all|
|4th||–||German tradition social, DTS for short|
|5||Animal Welfare Alliance||Alliance for human rights, animal and nature protection|
|6th||The party||Party for labor, rule of law, animal welfare, elite support and grassroots initiative|
|8th||DGP||The STRAIGHT party|
|9||Garden party||Garden party|
|10||HUMAN ECONOMY||HUMAN BUSINESS PARTY|
|11||German conservatives||GERMAN CONSERVATIVES|
|12th||GRAIL||Holistic right to life|
|13||MLPD||Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany|
|14th||III. path||THE THIRD WAY|
|15th||SSW||South Schleswig Association of Voters|
|16||LOVE||European party LOVE|
|17th||Alliance C||Alliance C – Christians for Germany|
|18th||Allianz diversity||Alliance for Diversity & Codetermination|
|19th||INDEPENDENTS||INDEPENDENTS for community-based democracy|
|20th||APPD||Anarchist Pogo Party of Germany|
|21||The humanists||Party of humanists|
|23||the base||Basic Democratic Party of Germany|
|24||DFU||German Peace Union|
|27||DHD||The house of Germany|
|28||–||Human Rights 100 per|
|30th||–||The Natural eV|
|31||Animal welfare party||PARTY PEOPLE ENVIRONMENT ANIMAL PROTECTION|
|32||AlphaHHP||AlphaHHP – Health Policy Party for Germany in Europe|
|33||Team Todenhöfer||Team Todenhöfer – The Justice Party|
|34||ÖDP||Ecological Democratic Party|
|35||BEGINNING C||BEGINNING C – Christian values for human politics|
|36||–||Party Active Democrats|
|37||BüSo||Civil rights movement Solidarity|
|39||LD||Liberal Democrats – The Social Liberals|
|40||pensioner||Alliance of Generations – Pensioners and Family –|
|43||DVB||The people determine|
|44||FAMILY||Family party of Germany|
|45||Health research||Health Research Party|
|46||DEGP||GERMAN JUSTICE PARTY|
|47||ALLIANCE21||diePinken / BÜNDNIS21|
|48||CENTER||German Center Party – oldest party in Germany founded in 1870|
|49||SVP||Saxon People’s Party|
|50||PIRATES||Pirate Party Germany|
|51||V party³||V-Party³ – party for change, vegetarians and vegans|
|52||DiB||DEMOCRACY ON THE MOVE|
|53||NPD||National Democratic Party of Germany|
|54||SGV||SGV – solidarity, justice, change|
|55||ZRSD||Federal Central Council of Blacks in Germany|
|56||Party of progress|
|57||DEUPROLIGA||German Protestant League|
|58||B *||mountain party, the supra-party – eco-anarchist-realdadaist reservoir|
|59||The grays||The grays – for all generations|
|60||1e1w||One Europe One World|
|61||DGP||The Germanic party for women, the rule of law, nature conservation, child support and democratic love|
|62||Gray panthers||Gray panthers|
|63||THP||Thuringian Home Party|
|64||LKR||Liberal Conservative Reformers|
|65||SGP||Socialist Equality Party, Fourth International|
|66||Referendum||From now on … democracy through referendum Politics for the people|
|68||you.||The urban. A hip hop party|
|69||CIVIL MOVEMENT||Citizens’ movement for progress and change|
|70||BIG||Alliance for Innovation & Justice|
|71||LfK||>> Party for children, young people and families << – lobbyists for children –|
|73||–||JESUS PARTY – PARTY OF THE GOSPEL|
|74||DM||German center – politics works differently …|
|75||COME ON||The lot fraction|
|76||Climate listBW||Baden-Württemberg climate list|
|77||other||THE OTHER – X|
|78||GFA||Basic income for everyone|
|79||Quay party||Quay party|
|82||Team Todenhöfer||Team Todenhöfer – The Justice Party (Saarland State Association)|
|83||–||THE NEW CENTER – Back to reason|
|85||KSP||Climate protection party|
|86||–||around for the rule of law and NEW DEMOCRACY|
|87||ACP||ACP – the non-party|