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Bundestag results

Using data-driven insights, the BCW Influence Index reveals who has the most influence on the political decisions shaping Europe.  

On October 26, 2021, the 20th Bundestag was constituted. At the halfway point of the legislative period, we take stock with the BCW Influence Index: who are the most influential federal politicians in the public perception - and who are the most influential parliamentarians in the Bundestag?    


The Influence Index Germany is a data-based ranking of the members of the German Bundestag. The data was collected between July 2022 and June 2023.   

Politics has a different meaning for individual politicians   

One of the most important findings of the Influence Index: Members of the German Bundestag have different understandings of politics. In their daily work as members of parliament, this means that they set different priorities in their activities.  


On the one hand, there are the members of the Bundestag whose understanding of politics is shaped by their work in committees, in plenary debates or through questions to the government.  


On the other hand, there are members of parliament who try to generate or influence debates through their public visibility. This is expressed, for example, through regular TV appearances, interviews, but also through a strong online presence through their own postings in social media. 

Rankings and analysis

MP leaderboard

Which members of the Bundestag have the greatest parliamentary influence, and which have the greatest public influence?

Influence by fraction  

Which parliamentary groups in the German Bundestag manage to exert their influence disproportionately? 
How we measure influence

Our unique methodology combines data-driven insight with empirical analysis to shed light on who holds influence in Europe’s parliaments.  

Get in touch with us if you’d like to find out how we can harness our methodology to assess specific focus areas, such as healthcare, technology and sustainability. 

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