Hamburg state election, 2004

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Hamburg state election, 2004
Hamburg
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All 121 seats of the Hamburg Parliament.
  First party Second party Third party
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Party CDU SPD Green
Last election 26.2% 36.5% 8.6%
Seats before 33 46 11
Seats won 63 41 17
Seat change +30 -5 +6
Popular vote 389,170 251,441 101,227
Percentage 47.2% 30.5% 12.3%
Swing +21.0% -6.0% +3.7%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Law and Order FDP
Last election 19.4% 5.1%
Seats before 25 6
Seats won 0 0
Seat change -25 -6
Popular vote 25,763 23,373
Percentage 0.4% 2,8%
Swing -19.0% -2.3%

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The Hamburg state election, 2004 was conducted on 29 February 2004 to elect members to the Hamburgische Bürgerschaft (state and city legislature) of Hamburg. It was the 18th legislative period of the Hamburg Parliament.

Pre-election[edit]

Results of the 2001 election as followed:

Party Vote percentage[1] Total Seats Seat percentage
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 36.5% 46 38.0%
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 26.2% 33 27.3%
Law and Order Offensive Party (Offensive) 19.4% 25 20.7%
Green-Alternative List (GAL) 8.6% 11 9.1%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 5.1% 6 5.0%

In December 2003 the coalition of CDU, Offensive and FDP lost its majority after Ronald Schill, former Senator of the Interior, left the Offensive with five other MPs. He had been dismissed by first Mayor Ole von Beust in August 2003.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Party List votes Vote percentage Total Seats Seat percentage
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 389,170 47.2% (+21.0) 63 (+30) 52.1%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 251,441 30.5% (-6.0) 41 (-5) 33.9%
Green-Alternative List (GAL) 101,227 12.3% (+3.7) 17 (+6) 14.0%
Pro Deutsche Mitte (Pro DM/Schill) 25,763 3.1% (+2.9) 0 (+0) 0.0%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 23,373 2.8% (-2.2) 0 (-6) 0.0%
Rainbow - For a new Left (Regenbogen) 9,221 1.1% (-0.6) 0 (+0) 0.0%
Grey Panthers Party of Germany (GRAUE) 8,862 1.1% (+0.8) 0 (+0) 0.0%
Law and Order Offensive Party (Offensive) 3,041 0.4% (-19.1) 0 (-25) 0.0%
All Others 12,030 1.5% (-0.5) 0 0.0%
Totals 824,128 100.0% 121 100.0%

Post-election[edit]

Ole von Beust was able to form a majority CDU government without the support of partners. His former coalition partners FDP, Offensive and Ronald Schill, who had split from the Offensive along with several allies, failed to return to the parliament.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bürgerschaftswahl 2001 (in German), Statistical office Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein), retrieved 2009-07-24 
  2. ^ "A scandal in Germany". European press review. bbc.co.uk. 2003-08-21. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  3. ^ Mayor von Beust to govern alone after victory in Hamburg election, Deutsche Welle, 2004, retrieved 2008-08-13 

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