Hamburg state election, 2008

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Hamburg state election, 2008
Hamburg
2004 ←
28 February 2008
→ 2011

All 121 seats of the Hamburg Parliament
  First party Second party
  Ole von Beust Michael Naumann
Leader Ole von Beust Michael Naumann
Party CDU SPD
Last election 47.2% 30.5%
Seats before 63 41
Seats won 57 45
Seat change -7 +4
Percentage 42.6% 34.1%
Swing -4.6 +3.6%

Sitzverteilung Hamburgische Bürgerschaft 19. Wahlperiode.png

Seats of the Hamburg Parliament in the 19th legislative period.
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On 24 February 2008 state elections were held in Hamburg, Germany, for the 19th legislative period of the Hamburg Parliament. The four parties having more than 5 percent (minimum to qualify) are the conservative CDU, the social-democratic SPD, the left-wing Die Linke and the ecological Green Party (GAL). CDU and GAL formed a coalition and Ole von Beust continued as Minister-President.

Pre-election[edit]

Results of the election 2004 as followed:

Party Vote percentage Total Seats Seat percentage
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 47.2% 63 52.1%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 30.5% 41 33.9%
Green-Alternative List (GAL) 12.3% 17 14.0%

Ole von Beust, head of Senate of Hamburg and First Mayor, was the main candidate of the CDU. The candidate for SPD was Michael Naumann.

Results[edit]

Party Party List votes Vote percentage Total Seats Seat percentage
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 331,184 42.6% (-4.6) 56 (-7) 46.3%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 265,515 34.1% (+3.6) 45 (+4) 37.2%
Green-Alternative List (GAL) 74,744 9.6% (-2.7) 12 (-5) 9.9%
The Left 50,173 6.4% (+6.4) 8 (+8) 6.6%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 36,995 4.8% (+2.0) 0 (+0) 0.0%
All Others 19,373 2.5% 0 0.0%
Totals 777,984 100.0% 121 100.0%

Post election[edit]

Winner Ole von Beust (CDU) did not achieve an absolute majority. He formed Germany's very first "Black-Green"coalition on the federal state level with the Greens (after the respective party colours, CDU's colour is black).[1][2]

On 28 November 2010 the Hamburg Home Office announced that the Hamburg parliament will be dissolved on 16 December 2010. The next elections are to be held on 20 February 2011.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ German conservatives win most votes, usa today, 2008-02-24, retrieved 2008-08-13 
  2. ^ Kopp, Martin (2008-08-12), Geheime Absprachen zwischen CDU und Grünen, Hamburg, Germany: Die Welt, retrieved 2008-08-13.  (German)
  3. ^ Veit Medick: Union schäumt, SPD träumt. Koalitionsbruch in Hamburg. Der Spiegel, 28 November 2010

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