Election results have recently been a hot topic in Germany with the past elections in the federal state of Northrhine-Westphalia. I used this occasion to finish an idea I had in mind for a while: Visualise the last election results as a bivariate stripe pattern. The method as such is not new however taking the voters turnout as second variable adds some spice to it. Looks a bit like a 70’s wallpaper, doesn’t it?
The term “others” refers to the accumulated share of all votes for parties that did not reach 5% of the votes (threshold to gain a parliament seat).