11 per cent of MPs in the new Bundestag have a migration background

83 MPs with a migration background will sit in the newly elected German Bundestag, the parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany. That is 11.3 per cent of all 735 MPs, compared to only 8.2 per cent in the last election in 2017. This is the result of research by the “Mediendienst Integration”.

Migration background means when a person himself or at least one parent does not have German citizenship by birth, that is how the statisticians define it. According to this definition, 26 per cent of the German population have a migration background. Of the parties, “Die Linke” has the highest proportion of MPs with a migration background with 28.2 per cent, followed by SPD with 17 and the Greens with 14.4 per cent. The AFD with 7.2 per cent, the FDP with 5.4 per cent and the CDU/CSU with 4.1 per cent are clearly behind.

31 MPs with a migration background have a connection to countries of the European Union, which is about 37 per cent of all MPs with a migration background. Of these, six have links to Italy and five to Poland. 18 MPs come from Turkey and six have an Iranian migration background. More information with a list of MPs: Mehr Abgeordnete mit Migrationshintergrund | Artikel | MEDIENDIENST INTEGRATION (mediendienst-integration.de)

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