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The Germans at the polls: Sunday's election in numbers – What will happen for the first time

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The Germans at the polls: Sunday's election in numbers - What will happen for the first time

More than 60 million German citizens are going to the polls tomorrow. Specifically according to the ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ:

60.4 million: Voters called to the polls tomorrow.

31.2 million: Women with the right to vote; 29.2 million men

60.7 million: Voters in the 2017 elections. Since then, more than those who have grown up and gained the right to vote have died. The cost of the new coronavirus pandemic is high, as more than 93,000 people have died from complications of COVID-19.

2.8 million: The young voters.

9th: The next federal chancellor since 1949.

1st time that incumbent Chancellor does not claim re-election.

5,869: The days that Helmut Kohl remained in power. It is expected with interest if Angela Merkel will break the record.

6,211: Candidates for a seat in the Bundestag.

46: The years of age of the candidate on average.

17.1%: The percentage of candidates under 30 years of age.

47: The number of parties participating in the elections. Among them are some with if nothing else interesting names and agendas, such as the Garden Party, The Grays, the Animal Welfare Party, the Animal Welfare Alliance, the Medical Research Party, Love, the Humanists …

506: The deputies from the total of 709 of the outgoing plenary claiming their re-election.

598: The mandates for the parliamentary seats. The complex German electoral system allows the number of Members to be significantly exceeded. The president of the Bundestag, Wolfgang Schieble, has warned that Germany could reach as many as 1,000 deputies, noting that if that happened, only the Chinese parliament would be bigger (2,980 members).

650,000: The members of the Election Committees in tomorrow's elections.

10: The hours when the polls will remain open.

299: The constituencies of Germany. Most (64) are in North Rhine-Westphalia, the fewest (2) in Bremen.

61st: Two of the three candidates for Chancellor, Olaf Soltz (SPD) and Analena Berbock (Greens), come from this district, in Potsdam, Brandenburg. This is something that is happening for the first time.

EUR 100 million: the cost of holding tomorrow's federal elections. In 2017 the cost was estimated at 92 million euros. At European level, however, the German elections should probably be considered “cheap” – in France the most recent elections cost 200 million euros, in Spain 130 million, in Britain 159.

October 26: The swearing-in date of the new Bundestag. Until then, the current government is “fully functioning”, but from that day, since no new government has been formed, it becomes a caretaker one.

171 days: exploratory talks for the formation of a governing coalition lasted in 2017.

50%: the percentage of votes that will be deposited in this year's elections by letter, according to the assessment of the Central Election Commission. Letter voting has been in force in Germany since 1957.

Source: politis.com.cy

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