Because a party can win more constituency seats than its overall entitlement, ‘balance seats’ are added to keep things proportional

49%

of seats as the party

polled 49% of the

national vote

31%

20%

CDU-CSU

SPD

Others

311

including

balance seats

193

127

Because a party can win more constituency seats than its overall entitlement, ‘balance seats’ are added to keep things proportional

49%

of seats as the party polled

49% of the national vote

31%

20%

CDU-CSU

SPD

Others

311

including balance seats

193

127

Because a party can win more constituency seats than its overall entitlement, ‘balance seats’ are added to keep things proportional

49%

of seats as the party polled 49% of the national vote

31%

20%

CDU-CSU

SPD

Others

311

including balance seats

193

127