While Angela Merkel’s bloc underperformed in Sunday’s election, she still won a fourth term as chancellor. This breaking news story looks at how the main political parties fared on the previous election and what this says about populism, the working class vote and coalition options.
What makes this project innovative?
The CDU/CSU won the election, we visualized the underlying story. Showing change in vote share by party was powerful throughout this story, AfD vote share grew from last election in every German constituency.
What was the impact of your project? How did you measure it?
This piece was another data-driven story in Bloomberg's ongoing coverage of European elections this year and their disruption to the political status quo.
Source and methodology
German Federal Returning Officer, German Federal Statistical Office, ARD/Infratest exit polls and ZDF/FG Wahlen exit polls
d3.js, Adobe Illustrator, ai2html, QGIS
Andre Tartar, Cedric Sam, Hayley Warren and Sam DodgeEditors: Anne Swardson and James HertlingWith the assistance of: Tony Czuczka and Eddie Buckle