Bergstraße (electoral district)

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Location of constituency in Hesse

Bergstraße is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. One of twenty two districts covering the state of Hesse, it covers the Bergstraße district in the south of the state. The constituency elects one representative under the mixed member proportional representation (MMP) system. Under the current constituency numbering system, it is designated as constituency 188.

The constituency was created for the 1949 election, the first election in West Germany after World War II. Though the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) has managed occasional successes, since its creation most elections have been won by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). The current representative is Michael Meister of the CDU, who gained the constituency from the SPD at the 2005 election, having previously represented the district from 1994 to 1998.

2009 election[edit]

Party Constituency results List results
Candidate Votes % share +/- Votes % share +/-
Christian Democratic Union Michael Meister 64,472 44.4 +0.0 50,275 34.5 -2.0
Social Democratic Party of Germany Christine Lambrecht 44,903 30.9 -10.9 35,748 24.6 -10.8
Free Democratic Party Benjamin Kramer 12,966 8.9 +5.1 25,219 17.3 +6.2
Alliance '90/The Greens Christian Gerber 11,296 7.8 +3.9 15,683 10.8 +2.1
The Left Harry Siegert 9,171 6.3 +3.0 10,891 7.5 +3.2
National Democratic Party of Germany Edna Windecker 2,365 1.6 -0.0 1,607 1.1 -0.2
Pirate Party N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,782 1.9 N/A
Human Environment Animal Protection N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,618 1.1 +0.2
Republicans N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,458 1.0 -0.1
German People's Union N/A N/A N/A N/A 113 0.1 N/A
La Rouche Movement N/A N/A N/A N/A 165 0.1 -0.0
Marxist–Leninist Party of Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A 41 0.1 -0.0

Source:[1]

List of district representatives[edit]

Election Name Party
1949 Heinrich von Brentano CDU
1953 Heinrich von Brentano CDU
1957 Heinrich von Brentano CDU
1961 Heinrich von Brentano CDU
1965 Carl Otto Lenz CDU
1969 Wolfgang Schwabe SPD
1972 Wolfgang Schwabe SPD
1976 Carl Otto Lenz CDU
1980 Klaus Kübler SPD
1983 Carl Otto Lenz CDU
1987 Franz-Hermann Kappes CDU
1990 Franz-Hermann Kappes CDU
1994 Michael Meister CDU
1998 Christine Lambrecht SPD
2002 Christine Lambrecht SPD
2005 Michael Meister CDU
2009 Michael Meister CDU

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 constituency results Archived 2013-07-27 at the Wayback Machine, bundeswahlleiter.de, accessed 16 August 2013