German presidential election, 1994

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German presidential election, 1994
Germany
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Nominee Roman Herzog Johannes Rau Hildegard Hamm-Brücher
Party CDU SPD FDP
Electoral vote 604 (1st round)
622 (2nd round)
696 (3rd round)
505 (1st round)
559 (2nd round)
605 (3rd round)
132 (1st round)
126 (2nd round)

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Nominee Jens Reich Hans Hirzel
Party Green REP
Electoral vote 62 (1st round) 12 (1st round)
11 (2nd round)
11 (3rd round)

President before election

Richard von Weizsäcker
CDU

Elected President

Roman Herzog
CDU

Composition of the Federal Convention[edit]

The President is elected by the Federal Convention consisting of all the members of the Bundestag and an equal number of delegates representing the states. These are divided proportionally by population to each state, and each state's delegation is divided among the political parties represented in its parliament so as to reflect the partisan proportions in the parliament.

By Party By State
Party Members State Members
CDU/CSU 620 Bundestag 662
SPD 502 Baden-Württemberg 79
FDP 112 Bavaria 96
Greens 43 Berlin 28
PDS 34 Brandenburg 22
Republicans 8 Bremen 5
Independents 4 Hamburg 13
DVLH 1 Hessen 46
Total 1324 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 16
North Rhine-Westphalia 141
Rheinland-Palatinate 32
Saarland 9
Saxony 41
Saxony-Anhalt 25
Schleswig-Holstein 23
Thuringia 23
Total 1324

Source: Eine Dokumentation aus Anlass der Wahl des Bundespräsidenten am 18. März 2012

Results[edit]

Berlin, 23 May 1994 – Total votes 1324 – Absolute majority 663
Round Candidate Votes  % Nominating Party
Round One Roman Herzog 604 45,6 % CDU
Johannes Rau 505 38,1 % SPD
Hildegard Hamm-Brücher 132 10,0 % FDP
Jens Reich 62 4,7 % Alliance '90/The Greens
Hans Hirzel 12 0,9 % The Republicans
Round Two Roman Herzog 622 47,0 % CDU
Johannes Rau 559 42,2 % SPD
Hildegard Hamm-Brücher 126 9,5 % FDP
Hans Hirzel 11 0,8 % The Republicans
Round Three Roman Herzog 696 52,6 % CDU
Johannes Rau 605 45,7 % SPD
Hans Hirzel 11 0,8 % The Republicans
Roman Herzog was elected as President of the Federal Republic of Germany.