Gera – Jena – Saale-Holzland-Kreis

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Location of constituency in Thuringia

Gera – Jena – Saale-Holzland-Kreis was one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. One of nine districts covering the state of Thuringia, it covered the cities of Gera and Jena and the Saale-Holzland district.

The constituency was created for the 2005 election, expanding the Gera – Saale-Holzland-Kreis constituency by adding the city of Jena from the abolished Jena – Weimar – Weimarer Land constituency. Both the predecessor constituencies, which had been created for the 2002 election, had been won by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), and they won the new constituency in the 2005 election. However at the 2009 election the constituency was one of two in Thuringia gained by The Left and in 2013 it was one of all nine in the state won by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). The last representative was Albert Weiler.[1] For the 2017 election, the constituency was dissolved and not replaced. The area was assigned to neighboring constituencies. Gera went to Gera - Greiz - Altenburger Land, Jena to Jena - Sömmerda - Weimarer Land I and the Saale-Holzland district to Saalfeld-Rudolstadt - Saale-Holzland-Kreis - Saale-Orla-Kreis.[2]

Results[edit]

2013 election[edit]

Party Constituency results List results
Candidate Votes  % share +/- Votes  % share +/-
Christian Democratic Union Albert Weiler 59,731 36.1 +7.4 57,690 34.8 +7.2
The Left Ralph Lenkert 44,657 27.0 -3.4 42,367 25.6 -4.3
Social Democratic Party of Germany Volker Blumentritt 30,310 18.3 -3.0 26,279 15.9 -1.3
Alliance '90/The Greens Olaf Müller 7,863 4.8 -2.3 11,435 6.9 -1.2
Alternative for Germany Michael Heinz Kaufmann 9,126 5.5 N/A 10,988 6.6 N/A
Pirate Party Gerald Albe 3,958 2.4 N/A 4,669 2.8 -0.6
Free Democratic Party Thomas Nitzsche 2,755 1.7 -8.0 4,653 2.8 -7.5
National Democratic Party of Germany Gordon Richter 4,225 2.6 -0.4 4,365 2.6 -0.1
Free Voters Claudia Scholz 1,356 0.8 N/A 1,499 0.9 N/A
Ecological Democratic Party Merlyn von Hugo 1,189 0.7 N/A 1,093 0.7 -0.3
Party of Reason Jörg Brechlin 351 0.2 N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Republicans N/A N/A N/A N/A 300 0.2 -0.2
Marxist–Leninist Party of Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A 241 0.1 -0.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2013 constituency results, bundeswahlleiter.de, accessed 26 September 2017
  2. ^ New constituencies since 2017, bundeswahlleiter de, accessed 26 September 2017