|Established:||January 15, 1971|
|Place of establishment:||Stuttgart|
|Honorary chairmen:||Hans Filbinger †
Lothar Späth †
|Vice chairmen:||Thorsten Frei
|Secretary general:||Katrin Schütz|
|Executive director:||Florian C. Weller|
The CDU Baden-Württemberg is the biggest political party in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, and the second largest state party (in German, Landespartei or Landesverband) of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany with 77,800 members. Its chairman is Thomas Strobl, who succeeded Stefan Mappus after the lost 2011 election.
The state party was founded in January 1971 when the state parties of CDU Nordbaden, Südbaden, Nordwürttemberg and Württemberg-Hohenzollern merged into a single party. The first chairman was Hans Filbinger.
The CDU has been the governing party of Baden-Württemberg continuously from 1953 to 2011, year Winfried Kretschmann of the Alliance '90/Greens won the regional state elections .The CDU Baden-Württemberg is often viewed as more conservative than many other CDU state parties.
Election results and coalitions
The CDU Baden-Württemberg won absolute majorities in the 5 state elections between 1972 and 1988, and could govern the state alone. Otherwise the party cooperated with other parties. Until 1958, it cooperated with all parties represented in the parliament. The SPD withdrew from the cooperation in 1958. From 1964 CDU cooperated with FDP/DVP. In the elections of 1968, the SPD won 29% and the NPD won 10%. A grand coalition of CDU and SPD lasted from 1968 to 1972. A new grand coalition lasted from 1992 to 1996. Since 1996, the CDU is cooperating with the FDP.
Chairs of the parliamentary faction
|1952–1953||Franz Gurk||1953||Gebhard Müller|
|1953–1960||Franz Hermann||1960–1968||Camill Wurz|
|1968–1972||Erich Ganzenmüller||1972–1978||Lothar Späth|
|1978–1991||Erwin Teufel||1991–2005||Günther Oettinger|
|2005–2010||Stefan Mappus||2010–2015||Peter Hauk|
- Weinacht, Paul-Ludwig (Hg.): Die CDU in Baden-Württemberg und ihre Geschichte. Mit einem Geleitwort von Hans Filbinger. Stuttgart 1978. (Schriften zur politischen Landeskunde Baden-Württembergs, 2)
- Günther Buchstab, Klaus Gotto: Die Gründung der Union, München 1981, ISBN 3-7892-7164-0, Seite 88- 91