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    The CDU has to get to 2018, by far the most large donations. The party benefited primarily from grants from the industry, including the BMW-major shareholder family. Significantly less contributions from the coalition partner SPD got. The publications of the Bundestag administration, with Stand 28. December.

    The parties represented in the Bundestag received in the past year, a total of around 2.1 million euros to large donations – 2017, there were still approximately 6.6 million Euro. In a year with a Federal election, it is however, donated, traditional, significantly more than in other years.

    850.000 euros for the CDU

    The CDU got 2018, approximately 850 000 euros – to almost 2.9 million euros in the previous year. The highest single donation with 260,000 euros transferred in July, the former head of the pharmaceutical and specialty chemicals group Merck, Hans-Joachim Langmann. Of him, the CDU had already received in 2017, the highest donation.

    The CDU got in addition, money from the BMW major shareholders Stefan Quandt and Susanne Klatten, and the Association of metal and electrical industry of North Rhine-Westphalia. From the auto group Daimler, it gave 100,000 euros, by the chemical company Evonik 80,000 euros. In each case the same sum be transferred to Daimler and Evonik to the SPD. Overall, the social Democrats received 280,000 euros.

    Lindner’s gifts to the FDP

    The CSU got as in the previous year, a big chunk of the Bavarian metal and electrical industry, the Association was EUR 625,000. The donation was received, according to the Bundestag administration shortly before Christmas.

    The FDP received throughout the year donations in the amount of about 276,000 Euro. Including the Association of the Bavarian metal and electrical industry as well as the R+W industriebeteiligungen GmbH was according to the list – and the Federal Chairman in person: Christian Lindner transferred at the end of August exactly 50.249,17 euros to his party. In 2017, the FDP was still on the large donations of around 2 million euros.


    The Green Rich got to 2018, and that large donations around 149.000 Euro, including the Association of the Bavarian metal and electrical industry. The German Communist party (DKP) received by an individual from Bad Orb approximately 352,000 euros, the Marxist-Leninist party of Germany (MLPD) to 80,000 Euro.