Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge (electoral district)

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Location of constituency in Saxony

Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge is one of the 299 single member constituencies (German: Wahlkreis) used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. One of sixteen districts covering the state of Saxony, it is coterminous with the Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district.[1] The constituency elects one representative under the mixed member proportional representation (MMP) system. Under the current constituency numbering system, it is designated as constituency 158.

The constituency was created for the 2002 election as Sächsische Schweiz – Weißeritzkreis, assuming its current name for the 2009 election, following a local government reform. Most of the constituency had previously been part of the Pirna – Sebnitz – Bischofswerda constituency. All elections to date have been won by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) candidate Klaus Brähmig.[2]

Results[edit]

2009 election[edit]

Party Constituency results List results
Candidate Votes  % share +/- Votes  % share +/-
Christian Democratic Union Klaus Brähmig 62,530 45.1 +4.1 56,001 40.3 +5.2
The Left Monika Knoche 28,233 20.3 +0.8 28,970 20.8 +1.1
Social Democratic Party of Germany Klaus Wolframm 16,194 11.7 -8.2 16,725 12.0 -8.1
Free Democratic Party Thomas Richter 15,292 11.0 +3.8 19,910 14.3 +3.5
National Democratic Party of Germany Olaf Rose 7,983 5.8 -2.0 7,717 5.6 -1.5
Alliance '90/The Greens Monika Lazar 6,378 4.6 +1.1 7,346 5.3 +1.1
La Rouche Movement Rico Schulz 2,150 1.5 +0.3 1,621 1.2 +0.4
Republicans N/A N/A N/A N/A 412 0.3 -0.1
Marxist–Leninist Party of Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A 258 0.2 +0.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constituency boundaries, bundeswahlleiter.de, accessed 1 September 2013
  2. ^ 2009 constituency results, bundeswahlleiter.de, accessed 1 September 2013