The CSU has lost the absolute majority it previously held, and although it remains the largest party with 85 seats of a total 205, it has lost ten percentage points (37%, down from 47% in 2013) and is now in the need to look for an agreement with another party to achieve a combined majority.
To the centre-left, historic changes are seen as The Greens doubled their previous support and became the second largest party in Bavaria with 17% of votes and 38 seats, while the SPD (social democrats) lost half of their support and were left with 9.7% of the votes and 22 seats.
Meanwhile the Free Voters (regionalist centrists) improved their results almost getting 12% of the votes and securing 27 seats. Liberal FDP barely made it to the Bavarian Parliament (5.1% of the votes, 11 seats).
Pro-independence Bavarian Party (conservative, member of the European Free Alliance) was unable to consolidate its upward trend in recent elections and slightly slowed down, with 1.7% of the votes (in 2013 it was 2.1 %) and is again left outside the Parliament. The BP captured seats for the last time in 1962.