Federal Parliamentary Republic
Population: 81.3 million
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Head of State

Joachim Gauck (President)
2012 – present

Head of Government

Angela Merkel (Chancellor)
2005 – present
Christian Democratic Union

Government of Germany

Christian Democratic Union/ Christian Social Union
with Free Democratic Party

Presidential Elections

Last: 18 March 2012
Next: 18 March 2017 (expected)

Parliamentary Elections

Last: 27 September 2009
Next: 27 October 2013 (latest possible)

Current Bundestag (622 total seats)
Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union
239 seats
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands/Christlich-Soziale Union

Social Democratic Party
146 seats
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands

Free Democratic Party
93 seats
Freie Demokratische Partei

The Left
76 seats
Die Linke

Alliance ’90/The Green
68 seats
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

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