Social liberal SSW is a party based in South Schleswig, a region south to the German-Danish border. It seeks to represent the interests of Danes and Frisians who live there. Being regarded a minority-oriented party, it is exempt from the 5 per cent vote threshold that applies to other parties for parliamentary representation.
The seat will go to Stefan Seidler, who has promised to defend the interests of the north, which he says is underfunded by the federal authorities.
By contrast, the Bavaria Party, or Bayernpartei (conservative pro-independence), has once again been left out of the Bundestag after securing a mere 33,000 votes. This amounts to a setback if compared to the 2017 federal election, when they party obtained 58,000 votes.