While in Berlin last week for the International Trade Union Confederation Congress and LabourStart's Global Solidarity Conference, I observed lots of election posters for the Euro elections which were held last week.
My theory was the party votes would be roughly in inverse proportion to the attractiveness of the posters. The two leading parties, the CDU and the SPD, seem to have relied more on billboards, while the other parties had more posters.
Here's a defaced CDU (Christian Democratic Union) billboard featuring Chancellor Angela Merkel, followed by a poster featuring another CDU politician, and then an issue themed billboard.
Two Communist Parties with terrible politics had great posters. Here is one from the DKP, German Communist Party, which considers itself a continuation of the historic Stalinist Party.
A poster from the Ecological Democratic Party, an ecological party that is also anti-abortion.
Results: CDU/CSU 35% (down 3%); SPD 27% (up 3.5%); Greens (10.7% down 1.4%); The Left (7%, down .08%): AfD (7%, new party). The Ecological Democratic Party (.64%, down .1%).
The Communist Parties got less than 0.6 percent of the vote, but I haven't seen any detailed results.