Voters in Bavaria, in the south of Germany, went to the polls on Sunday. The results showed that the two people’s parties lost heavily. The governing Christian-democratic CSU, only for the second time in its 60-year history, lost its absolute majority. The social-democratic SPD was halved and ended below 10% of the votes.
ALDE member FDP increased its support and managed to re-enter the regional parliament again with just over 5% of the votes. FDP won 11 seats in the Bavarian parliament.
On Sunday night, FDP leader Christian Lindner said: “Bavaria has always been a difficult region for liberals. Today, following an exciting campaign, we can see optimistically towards the future. We are now represented again in ten regional parliaments. That is a success.”