Stralsund – Nordvorpommern – Rügen (electoral district)

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Stralsund – Nordvorpommern – Rügen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Stralsund – Nordvorpommern – Rügen was an electoral constituency (German: Wahlkreis) represented in the German Bundestag from 1990 to 2013. Part of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the constituency elected one representative under the mixed member proportional representation (MMP) system. Under the current constituency numbering system, it was designated as constituency 15. The constituency was abolished as part of the 2012 federal boundary review, which saw the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern lose one its 18 geographic constituencies as a result of population change.[1] It was largely replaced with the Vorpommern-Rügen – Vorpommern-Greifswald I constituency, which took its district number of 15.

Members of the Bundestag[edit]

The constituency was held since its creation in 1990 by the CDU's Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor since 2005. In the 2009 federal election, Merkel won the seat by 23 percentage points over her nearest opponent.

Election Member Party
1990 Angela Merkel CDU

Election results[edit]

2009 election[edit]

The following table does not list parties which did not contest or gain constituency votes.


Federal election 2009: Stralsund – Nordvorpommern – Rügen [2]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
CDU Green tickY Angela Merkel 57,865 49.3 +8.0 43,650 37.3 +2.7
Left Marianne Linke 30,935 26.4 +2.6 33,522 28.6 +4.5
SPD Sonja Steffen 14,040 12.0 −13.4 15,048 12.9 −12.8
FDP Gino Leonhard 5,668 4.8 +1.9 13,087 11.2 +3.7
Green Arnold von Bosse 3,735 3.2 +1.2 5,349 4.6 +1.4
NPD Raimund Borrmann 3,262 2.8 −0.7 3,434 2.9 −0.7
Independent Michael Adomeit 1,322 1.1 −0.1
Independent Maria Wilke 479 0.4 N/A
Informal votes 2,063 2,269
Total Valid votes 117,306 117,100
Turnout 119,369 59.8 −9.6
CDU hold Majority 26,930 22.9

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