Turnout and Electoral Success in the 2017 German Parliamentary Elections, Reloaded

The parliamentary elections in Germany took place more than a month ago. Yesterday, the new Bundestag met for the first time, with the far-right AfD as its third strongest group. Meanwhile, Chancellor Merkel is trying to assemble a new governing coalition.

The above interactive plot lets you visualize some of the data on the German election. The data is assembled at the level of the 299 electoral districts (source: Federal Returning Office). Try selecting the change in voter turnout as the X variable and the change in support for different parties as the Y variable. Notice how increased turnout benefited the AfD, hurt the CDU/CSU and did not affect support for the SPD. Another interesting visual is produced by selecting different parties and compare how the success of one party hurt (or did not hurt) the other party.