The AfD won the European elections in all five eastern German federal states. The party became the strongest force in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Thuringia.

A similar picture emerges in the other places: The CDU, which provides the Prime Minister in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, follows in second place, the newly founded Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance (BSW) came in third place with around 15 percent each. The SPD – the governing party in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania – is in some cases a long way behind.

In Saxony and Thuringia, a new state parliament will be elected on September 1st, and in Brandenburg on September 22nd. In the former federal states and in Saxony-Anhalt, the AfD is classified as definitely right-wing extremist and is being monitored by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution.

The AfD was already the strongest force in Saxony and Thuringia in the 2021 federal election. In Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania it was the SPD.

The CDU in Lower Saxony was clearly the strongest party in the European elections. The Christian Democrats received 31.4 percent of the vote (plus 1.5 percent). The SPD came in second with 19.5 percent and lost slightly. The AfD became the third strongest party and was able to improve its result by more than 5 percentage points to 13.2 percent. The Greens lost more than ten percentage points – they still got 12.2 percent. The FDP gained slightly with 5.3 percent, the Sahra Wagenknecht (BSW) alliance got 4.5 percent.

The CDU became the strongest force in the European elections in North Rhine-Westphalia with 31.2 percent, as well as nationwide. In second place, the SPD achieved 17.2 percent, which is two points below its previous worst result in a European election in 2019 (19.2). The Greens received 13.5 percent, losing almost ten percent. The AfD improved by a good four points to 12.6 percent. The FDP remained relatively stable at 6.3 percent. The newly founded Sahra Wagenknecht alliance achieved 4.4 percent.

The CDU once again received the most votes in Hesse with 30.0 percent. That is 4.2 percent more than in 2019. The SPD is the second strongest force with 16.4 percent (minus two percent). This is followed by the AfD with 13.6 percent and the Greens with 12.9 percent, who lost 10.5 percentage points. The FDP was able to more or less maintain its result (minus 0.1 percentage points) and came in at 6.3 percent. The Sahra Wagenknecht coalition achieved 4.4 percent.

Triumph for the CDU in the state of Schleswig-Holstein: With 30.2 percent of the vote, Prime Minister Daniel G├╝nther’s party became the strongest force in the north in the European elections. The Greens lost 13.7 points compared to the election five years ago and came in at 15.4 percent. The AfD gained almost five percent to 12.2 percent. The SPD received 16.7 percent (2019: 17.1), the FDP 6.3 (5.9) and the Left 2.3 (3.7). BSW received 4.1 percent straight away.

The Greens suffered heavy losses in the European elections in Hamburg – but with 21.2 percent they remain the strongest force in the Hanseatic city, as in 2019 (minus 9.9 percent). With slight losses (minus 1.1), the SPD became the second strongest force with 18.7 percent, followed by the CDU, which improved slightly (0.7) to 18.4 percent. The AfD landed at 8.0 (1.5), the FDP at 7.0 (1.4) and the Left at 5.1 (-1.9) percent. The Volt party performed comparatively well with 6.0 (4.8) – even ahead of the Sahra Wagenknecht alliance, which came in at 4.9 percent.

The AfD has clearly won the European elections in the Free State of Saxony. The party, which is classified as right-wing extremist by the state’s Office for the Protection of the Constitution, received 31.8 percent of the vote. The CDU was defeated with 21.8 percent. The Sahra Wagenknecht coalition received 12.6 percent from the start, followed by the SPD (6.9), the Greens (5.9) and the Left (4.9) at some distance.

With 30.7 percent, the AfD is also above the 30 percent mark in Thuringia after all votes have been counted. The CDU is the second strongest party with 23.2. The BSW is stronger with 15.0 percent than the SPD with 8.2 percent and the Left, whose Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow is, with 5.7 percent. The Greens follow with 4.2 percent, the FDP and the satirical party “Die Partei” with 2.0 percent.

The AfD has won the European elections in Brandenburg for the second time after 2019, making significant gains. It achieved 27.5 percent. According to the state election commission, it was followed by the CDU (18.4 percent), the Sahra Wagenknecht (BSW) alliance with 13.8 percent and the SPD in fourth place (13.3 percent). The Greens achieved a result of 6.0 percent and the FDP achieved 3.2 percent.

The AfD received the most votes in Saxony-Anhalt, receiving 30.5 percent of the vote – an increase of 10.2 percentage points compared to 2019. The CDU came in second with 22.8 percent. The newly founded Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance (BSW) achieved 15 percent. The SPD was at 8.7 percent.

The AfD in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania significantly increased its share of the vote in the European elections on Sunday compared to 2019 and is the clear winner in the northeast. The party achieved 28.3 percent, the CDU 21.5 percent. The BSW achieved its best result in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with 16.4 percent in all eastern German states. Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig’s SPD received 10.5 percent, its coalition partner Die Linke 4.9 percent. The Greens are at 4.8 percent, the FDP at 2.6 percent.

The CSU has once again become the strongest political force in Bavaria by a clear margin – but unlike in 2019, it remained below the 40 percent mark (39.7 percent instead of 40.7). The second strongest force in Bavaria was the AfD with 12.6 percent, followed by the Greens (11.8), the SPD (8.9), the Free Voters (6.8), the FDP (3.9) and the Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance (3.8).

The CDU became the strongest party in the European elections in Rhineland-Palatinate with 30.7 percent, losing just 0.6 percentage points compared to 2019. The SPD maintained second place with 17.5 percent (minus 3.8). The AfD followed with 14.7 percent and an increase of 4.9 points. The Greens received 9.3 percent (minus 7.4). The FDP achieved 5.9 percent (plus 0.1), the Free Voters represented in the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament achieved 5.2 percent (plus 2.3). The Sahra Wagenknecht alliance received 4.7 percent.

The CDU clearly won the European elections in Baden-W├╝rttemberg, while the Greens suffered a significant decline. The Christian Democrats received 32.0 percent of the vote. The Greens only received 13.8 percent and slipped to third place. The AfD is the second strongest party with 14.7 percent. The SPD received 11.6 percent in the state, the FDP 6.8 percent. The Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance (BSW) came in at 4.5 percent.

Losses for the Greens, SPD and Left Party, gains for the CDU and AfD, and almost nine percent for the Sahra Wagenknecht (BSW) alliance: In the European elections in Berlin on Sunday, practically none of the established parties achieved a result to celebrate. The Greens are the strongest force with 19.6 percent (minus 8.2). They are followed by the CDU (17.6 percent), SPD (13.2), AfD (11.6), BSW (8.7) and Left Party (7.3).

The CDU was clearly the strongest party in the European elections in Saarland with 29.3 percent. That is 3.2 percentage points less than in the previous European elections in 2019. The SPD received 20.5 percent (minus 2.6), the AfD was the third strongest party with 15.7 percent (plus 6.0). The Greens suffered significant losses and came in at 6.6 percent (minus 6.6). The Sahra Wagenknecht coalition achieved 7.9 percent, well ahead of the FDP (4.7).

Despite losses, the SPD became the strongest force in the state of Bremen in the European elections. The Social Democrats received 21.5 percent of the vote, three percentage points less than in the previous election in 2019. The CDU achieved 19.8 percent (minus 2.1). The Greens lost 6.5 percentage points and came in at 16.2 percent. The AfD became the fourth strongest force with 10.2 percent and was able to increase its election result by 2.5 percentage points. The Left achieved 5.8 percent (minus 2), the Sahra Wagenknecht alliance achieved 5.6 percent, and the FDP was able to improve slightly with 5.3 percent.