CDU Baden-Württemberg

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Basis data
Established: January 15, 1971
Place of establishment: Stuttgart
Chair: Thomas Strobl
Honorary chairmen: Hans Filbinger
Lothar Späth
Vice chairmen: Annette Widmann-Mauz
Thorsten Frei
Dietrich Birk
Treasurer: Hans Reichenecker
Secretary general:
Executive director: Florian C. Weller
Members: 77.800
(2006)
Website: www.cdu-bw.de

The CDU Baden-Württemberg is the biggest political party in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, and the second largest state party (in German, Landespartei or Landesverband) of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany with 77,800 members. Its chairman is Thomas Strobl, who succeeded Stefan Mappus after the lost 2011 election.

Its predecessors were the Badische Christlich-Soziale Volkspartei (BCSV), the Christlich-demokratische Partei (CDP), the Christlich-Soziale Volkspartei, and the CDU Württemberg.

The state party was founded in January 1971 when the state parties of CDU Nordbaden, Südbaden, Nordwürttemberg and Württemberg-Hohenzollern merged into a single party. The first chairman was Hans Filbinger.

The CDU has been the governing party of Baden-Württemberg continuously since 1953, and the CDU Baden-Württemberg is often viewed as more conservative than many other CDU state parties.

Election results and coalitions[edit]

CDU results in the state elections in Baden-Württemberg

The CDU Baden-Württemberg won absolute majorities in the 5 state elections between 1972 and 1988, and could govern the state alone. Otherwise the party cooperated with other parties. Until 1958, it cooperated with all parties represented in the parliament. The SPD withdrew from the cooperation in 1958. From 1964 CDU cooperated with FDP/DVP. In the elections of 1968, the SPD won 29% and the NPD won 10%. A grand coalition of CDU and SPD lasted from 1968 to 1972. A new grand coalition lasted from 1992 to 1996. Since 1996, the CDU is cooperating with the FDP.

Chairmen[edit]

Nord-Württemberg[edit]

Years Chairman
1946–1948 Josef Andre
1948–1958 Wilhelm Simpfendörfer
1958–1971 Klaus Scheufelen

Nord-Baden[edit]

Years Chairman
1945–1951 Fridolin Heurich
1951–1968 Franz Gurk
1970–1971 Gerhard Zeitel

Süd-Baden[edit]

Years Chairman
1946–1947 Leo Wohleb
1948–1966 Anton Dichtel
1966–1971 Hans Filbinger

Württemberg-Hohenzollern[edit]

Years Chairman
1946–1948 Franz Weiss
1948–1955 Gebhard Müller
1956–1971 Eduard Adorno

Baden-Württemberg[edit]

Years Chairman
1971–1979 Hans Filbinger
1979–1991 Lothar Späth
1991–2005 Erwin Teufel
2005–2009 Günther Oettinger
2009– Stefan Mappus

Honorary chairmen[edit]

Years Chairmen
1979–2007 Hans Filbinger
1991– Lothar Späth

Chairs of the parliamentary faction[edit]

Years Chairmen Years Chairmen
1952–1953 Franz Gurk 1953 Gebhard Müller
1953–1960 Franz Hermann 1960–1968 Camill Wurz
1968–1972 Erich Ganzenmüller 1972–1978 Lothar Späth
1978–1991 Erwin Teufel 1991–2005 Günther Oettinger
2005–2010 Stefan Mappus 2010– Peter Hauk

Literature[edit]

  • Weinacht, Paul-Ludwig (Hg.): Die CDU in Baden-Württemberg und ihre Geschichte. Mit einem Geleitwort von Hans Filbinger. Stuttgart 1978. (Schriften zur politischen Landeskunde Baden-Württembergs, 2)
  • Günther Buchstab, Klaus Gotto: Die Gründung der Union, München 1981, ISBN 3-7892-7164-0, Seite 88- 91

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