Hamburg state election, 2008
All 121 seats of the Hamburg Parliament
Seats of the Hamburg Parliament in the 19th legislative period.
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On 24 February 2008 state elections were held in Hamburg, Germany, for the 19th legislative period of the Hamburg Parliament. The four parties having more than 5 percent (minimum to qualify) are the conservative CDU, the social-democratic SPD, the left-wing Die Linke and the ecological Green Party (GAL). CDU and GAL formed a coalition and Ole von Beust continued as Minister-President.
Results of the election 2004 as followed:
|Party||Vote percentage||Total Seats||Seat percentage|
|Christian Democratic Union (CDU)||47.2%||63||52.1%|
|Social Democratic Party (SPD)||30.5%||41||33.9%|
|Green-Alternative List (GAL)||12.3%||17||14.0%|
|Party||Party List votes||Vote percentage||Total Seats||Seat percentage|
|Christian Democratic Union (CDU)||331,184||42.6% (-4.6)||56 (-7)||46.3%|
|Social Democratic Party (SPD)||265,515||34.1% (+3.6)||45 (+4)||37.2%|
|Green-Alternative List (GAL)||74,744||9.6% (-2.7)||12 (-5)||9.9%|
|The Left||50,173||6.4% (+6.4)||8 (+8)||6.6%|
|Free Democratic Party (FDP)||36,995||4.8% (+2.0)||0 (+0)||0.0%|
Winner Ole von Beust (CDU) did not achieve an absolute majority. He formed Germany's very first "Black-Green"coalition on the federal state level with the Greens (after the respective party colours, CDU's colour is black).
On 28 November 2010 the Hamburg Home Office announced that the Hamburg parliament would be dissolved on 16 December 2010. The next elections were held on 20 February 2011.
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