Bruchsal – Schwetzingen

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Location of constituency in Baden-Württemberg

Bruchsal – Schwetzingen is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. One of thirty eight districts covering the state of Baden-Württemberg, it contains the collective municipalities of Bad Schönborn, Bruchsal, Forst, Hambrücken, Karlsdorf-Neuthard, Kronau, Oberhausen-Rheinhausen, Östringen, Philippsburg, Ubstadt-Weiher and Waghäusel from the county of Karlsruhe. It also includes the Rhein-Neckar county collective municipalities of Altlußheim, Brühl, Hockenheim, Ketsch, Neulußheim, Oftersheim, Plankstadt, Reilingen and Schwetzingen.[1] The constituency elects one representative under the mixed member proportional representation (MMP) system. Under the current constituency numbering system, it is designated as constituency 278.

The constituency was created for the 2002 election, drawing its electorate from the Heidelberg and Karlsruhe-Land constituencies. All four elections have been won by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) candidate Olaf Gutting.[2]

2013 election[edit]

Party Constituency results List results
Candidate Votes  % share +/- Votes  % share +/-
Christian Democratic Union Olav Gutting 73,944 51.8 +5.0 66,656 46.6 +10.6
Social Democratic Party of Germany Daniel Born 35,252 24.7 +1.1 30,861 21.6 +1.4
Alliance '90/The Greens Alexander Geiger 9,678 6.8 -2.0 11,696 8.2 -2.0
Alternative for Germany Klaus Voigtmann 6,277 4.4 N/A 8,700 6.1 N/A
The Left Heinrich Stürtz 5,345 3.7 -3.5 6,357 4.4 -3.3
Free Democratic Party Lucia Biedermann 3,966 2.8 -8.7 8,133 5.7 -13.5
Pirate Party Harry Botzenhardt 3,396 2.4 N/A 3,556 2.5 +0.3
Free Voters Sven Nitsche 1,804 1.3 N/A 1,364 1.0 N/A
National Democratic Party of Germany Jörg Scheibler 1,716 1.2 -0.9 1,628 1.1 -0.2
The Republicans Timo Weih 1,261 0.9 N/A 1,042 0.7 -0.5
Human Environment Animal Protection N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,416 1.0 +0.1
Others N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,626 1.1 N/A

Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constituency boundaries, bundeswahlleiter.de, accessed 27 June 2014
  2. ^ Keine Überraschungen im Wahlkreis 278, Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 24 September 2013
  3. ^ 2013 Election results, Bundeswahlleiter.de, accessed 28 June 2014