Bavarian state election, 2013

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Bavarian state election, 2013
Bavaria
2008 ←
15 September 2013 → 2018

All 180 seats in the Landtag of Bavaria
91 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
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Leader Horst Seehofer Christian Ude
Party CSU SPD
Last election 92 seats, 43.4% 39 seats, 18.6%
Seats won 101 42
Seat change Increase 9 Increase 3
Percentage 47.7% 20.6%
Swing Increase 4.3% Increase 2.0%

  Third party Fourth party
  Hubert Aiwanger 2012 - RalfR.jpg
Leader Hubert Aiwanger Theresa Schopper
Party FW Green
Last election 21 seats, 10.2% 19 seats, 9.4%
Seats won 19 18
Seat change Decrease 2 Decrease 1
Percentage 9.0% 8.6%
Swing Decrease 1.2% Decrease 0.8%

Bavaria Landtag 2013.svg

Composition of the Landtag of Bavaria

Minister-President before election

Horst Seehofer
CSU

Minister-President designate

Horst Seehofer
CSU

The 2013 Bavarian state election was held on 15 September 2013 to elect the 180 members of the 17th Landtag of Bavaria. It was held one week before the 2013 German federal election. The CSU won an absolute majority, while the FDP, a coalition party in the outgoing Bavarian government, did not receive enough votes to enter the new parliament.[1]

Political parties[edit]

  • Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU)
  • Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)
  • Free voters (Freie Wähler)
  • Alliance 90 / The Greens (Die Grünen)
  • Free Democratic Party (FDP)
  • The left (Die Linke)
  • Ecological Democratic Party (ÖDP)
  • The Republicans (REP)
  • Bavaria Party (BP)
  • Pirate Party Germany (Piraten)
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Election result[edit]

Summary of the 15 September 2013 election results[2] for the Landtag of Bavaria
Party Ideology Vote (change) Vote % (change) Seats (change) Seats %
Christian Social Union (CSU) Christian democracy, centre-right 5,632,272 +1,028,312 47.7% +4.3 101 +9 56.1%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) Social democracy, centre-left 2,436,515 +464,078 20.6% +2.0 42 +3 23.3%
Free Voters (FW) Various, lean right 1,062,244 -23,652 9.0% -1.2 19 -2 10.6%
Alliance '90/The Greens (Grünen) Environmental, centre-left 1,018,652 +19,541 8.6% -0.8 18 -1 10.0%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) Liberalism 389,584 -457,643 3.3% -4.7 - -16 -
The Left (Die Linke) Democratic socialism, left-wing 251,086 -210,669 2.1% -2.2 - - -
Bavaria Party (BP) Secessionism, centre-right 247,282 +130,818 2.1% +1.0 - - -
Ecological Democratic Party (ÖDP) Environmental, centre-right 239,235 +27,035 2.0% +0.0 - - -
Pirate Party (Piraten) Pirate politics 234,221 n/a 2.0% n/a - - -
The Republicans (REP) National conservatism, eurosceptic, right-wing 117,633 -28,440 1.0% −0.4 - - -
Party for Franconia (Die Franken) Regionalist 87,237 n/a 0.7% n/a - - -
National Democratic Party (NPD) Far-right, fascist 74,895 -48,504 0.6% -0.6 - - -
All Others 22,019 n/a 0.2% n/a - - -
Total 11,812,965   100.0% 180 -7

The CSU regained an absolute majority of the seats, which they lost 5 years ago after about 50 years of one party government. The FDP fell below the 5% threshold for obtaining seats. SPD, Grünen and FW stayed in opposition. A record number of 14.1% of the votes cast are not represented in the Landtag because of the 5% threshold.

Opinion polls[edit]

Pollster Date CSU SPD FW Greens FDP Left Pirates Others
2008 election 28 September 2008 43.4 % 18.6 % 10.2 % 9.4 % 8.0 % 4.3 % 6.1 %
Emnid 12 September 2013 47% 18% 8% 12% 4% 4% 3% 4%
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 6 September 2013 48% 20% 8% 10% 4% 7%
Infratest dimap 5 September 2013 47% 21% 7% 11% 3% 3% 8%
GMS 3 September 2013 47% 18% 8% 13% 5% 3% 2% 4%
Emnid 28 August 2013 48% 18% 8% 13% 4% 3% 3% 3%
Infratest dimap 17 July 2013 47% 18% 8% 15% 3% 3% 6%
GMS 11 July 2013 47% 19% 10% 11% 5% 2% 2% 4%
Emnid 10 July 2013 47% 19% 9% 11% 5% 3% 3% 3%
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 14 June 2013 46% 20% 10% 13% 4% 7%
GMS 11 June 2013 46% 20% 9% 11% 4% 3% 2% 5%
Forsa 28 May 2013 46% 20% 9% 12% 4% 3% 2% 5%
GMS 2 May 2013 47% 20% 8% 13% 3% 2% 2% 5%
INSA 22 April 2013 49% 18% 9% 16% 2% 2% 4%
GMS 6 March 2013 48% 21% 8% 12% 3% 3% 2% 3%
TNS Infratest 12 February 2013 46% 19% 8% 15% 3% 2% 3% 4%
Emnid 10 February 2013 48% 20% 9% 12% 3% 2% 3% 3%
Emnid 15 January 2013 48% 20% 8% 12% 3% 3% 3% 3%
Forsa 10 January 2013 46% 18% 9% 13% 3% 4% 2% 5%
Infratest dimap 9 January 2013 47% 19% 9% 14% 3% 2% 3% 3%
GMS[3] 15 December 2012 49% 22% 8% 10% 4% 4%
GMS 20 November 2012 48% 20% 8% 10% 5% 2% 4%
GMS 19 October 2012 48% 20% 8% 10% 5% 4% 5%
Emnid 14 October 2012 48% 21% 8% 10% 4% 2% 4% 3%
Emnid 18 September 2012 47% 21% 9% 10% 3% 2% 5% 3%
Emnid 13 August 2012 46% 20% 8% 12% 3% 2% 6% 3%
GMS 17 July 2012 47% 19% 8% 10% 4% 7%
Forsa 4 July 2012 43% 23% 9% 11% 2% 2% 6% 4%
Emnid 24 June 2012 44% 22% 6% 13% 3% 1% 7% 4%
Emnid 20 April 2012 46% 20% 7% 12% 2% 2% 8% 3%
Emnid 24 March 2012 46% 20% 8% 13% 2% 2% 5% 4%
Infratest dimap 4 January 2012 44% 21% 8% 14% 3% 2% 4% 4%
GMS 4 January 2012 42% 22% 9% 12% 2% 2% 5% 6%
Emnid 21 December 2011 44% 21% 9% 13% 2% 2% 5% -
Forsa 11 December 2011 41% 24% 9% 10% 3% 3% 6% 4%


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