Rhineland-Palatinate state election, 2011
All 101 seats of the Landtag of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Herbert Mertin Robert Drumm, Tanja Krauth
2011 Rhineland-Palatinate state election was conducted on 27 March 2011 to elect all 101 members to the Landtag of Rhineland-Palatinate. It was held by  proportional representation with a 5% threshold. State elections were held on the same day in neighbouring Baden-Württemberg.
2006 election, Minister-President Kurt Beck and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) won an outright majority. For the 2011 elections, Christian Baldauf, the current opposition leader, proposed Julia Klöckner to oppose Kurt Beck.
In the election, the SPD suffered large loss, falling by 10% of the vote and winning only one seat more than the
Christian Democratic Union. The main winners were Alliance '90/The Greens, who surged to over 15% of the vote, having failed to even break through the 5% threshold in 2006. In 2011, however, the Free Democratic Party failed to break through 5%, and thus lost the 10 seats they'd won in 2006.
Issues and Campaign [ edit ]
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Results [ edit ]
2006 Results [ edit ]
Seat results -- SPD in red, Greens in green, FDP in yellow, CDU in black
Post-election [ edit ]
Rainer Brüderle announced he is resigning as chairman of Free Democratic Party in Rheinland-Pfalz. He will preside at a special congress of the National Association on 7 May 2011.  
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