Munich North (electoral district)

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Location of constituency in Bavaria

Munich North (German: München-Nord) is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. One of forty five districts in Bavaria and one of four districts covering the city of Munich, it covers six of the city's twenty five boroughs.

The constituency was created for the 1949 election, the first election in West Germany after World War II. Since its creation, the district has been a marginal, with nine of the elections won by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and the other eight by the Christian Social Union (CSU). The constituency was gained by the SPD at the 1998 election, the only seat in Bavaria they held up until 2005.[1] The CSU regained the seat in 2009, by a margin of 1,500 votes, with postal votes proving key to their victory, and retained it at the following election in 2013.[2] The current MP is Johannes Singhammer.

Representatives since 1949[edit]

Election Name Party Vote share
2013 Johannes Singhammer CSU 43.2 %
2009 Johannes Singhammer CSU 36.5 %
2005 Axel Berg SPD 43.7 %
2002 Axel Berg SPD 43.5 %
1998 Axel Berg SPD 44.9 %
1994 Johannes Singhammer CSU 44.1 %
1990 Fritz Wittmann CSU 38.9 %
1987 Fritz Wittmann CSU 44.4 %
1983 Fritz Wittmann CSU 45.8 %
1980 Hans-Jochen Vogel SPD 50.1 %
1976 Hans-Jochen Vogel SPD 47.4 %
1972 Wenzel Bredl SPD 54.3 %
1969 Wenzel Bredl SPD 51.2 %
1965 Walter Seuffert SPD 47.7 %
1961 Siegfried Balke[3] CSU 42.4 %
1957 Siegfried Balke CSU 47.9 %
1953 Otto Gumrum CSU 47.2 %
1949 Walter Seuffert SPD 23.9 %

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