2017 Schleswig-Holstein state election

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2017 Schleswig-Holstein state election

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All 73 seats in the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein
37 seats needed for a majority
Turnout1,474,508 (64.2%)
Increase 4.0%
  First party Second party Third party
  Daniel Günther (2017).jpg 13-08-23-torsten-albig-07.jpg 1456-ri-104-Gruene Monika Heinold.jpg
Leader Daniel Günther Torsten Albig Monika Heinold
Party CDU SPD Green
Last election 22 seats, 30.8% 22 seats, 30.4% 10 seats, 13.2%
Seats won 25 21 10
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 1 Steady 0
Popular vote 471,460 401,806 190,181
Percentage 32.0% 27.3% 12.9%
Swing Increase 1.2% Decrease 3.1% Decrease 0.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  2013-08-23 - Wolfgang Kubicki - 8689.jpg 2017-05-14 NRW Landtagswahl by Olaf Kosinsky-65.jpg Marianne Kolter 01.jpg
Leader Wolfgang Kubicki Jörg Nobis Marianne Kolter
Party FDP AfD Left
Last election 6 seats, 8.2% Did not exist 0 seats, 2.3%
Seats won 9 5 0
Seat change Increase 3 Increase 5 Steady 0
Popular vote 169,037 86,711 56,018
Percentage 11.5% 5.9% 3.8%
Swing Increase 3.3% New party Increase 1.5%

  Seventh party Eighth party
  1312-ri-36-Lars Harms SSW.jpg 1473-ri-110-Patrick Breyer Piraten.jpg
Leader Lars Harms Patrick Breyer
Party SSW Pirates
Last election 3 seats, 4.6% 6 seats, 8.2%
Seats won 3 0
Seat change Steady 0 Decrease 6
Popular vote 48,968 17,091
Percentage 3.3% 1.2%
Swing Decrease 1.3% Decrease 7.0%

Schleswig-Holstein Landtagswahlkarte 2017.svg
Results for the direct mandates.

Minister-President before election

Torsten Albig
SPD

Elected Minister-President

Daniel Günther
CDU

The 2017 Schleswig-Holstein state election was held on 7 May 2017 to elect the members of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein. The incumbent government was led by Minister-President Torsten Albig, and consisted of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), The Greens, and the South Schleswig Voters' Association (SSW). The government lost its majority in the election.

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) subsequently formed a Jamaica coalition with the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Greens. CDU leader Daniel Günther was elected Minister-President by the Landtag, and Cabinet Günther was sworn into office.

Parties[edit]

The table below lists parties represented in the previous Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein.

Name Ideology Leader(s) 2012 result
Votes (%) Seats
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Christian democracy Daniel Günther 30.8%
22 / 69
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Social democracy Torsten Albig 30.4%
22 / 69
Grüne Alliance 90/The Greens
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Green politics Monika Heinold 13.2%
10 / 69
FDP Free Democratic Party
Freie Demokratische Partei
Classical liberalism Wolfgang Kubicki 8.2%
6 / 69
Piraten Pirate Party Germany
Piratenpartei Deutschland
Pirate politics Patrick Breyer 8.2%
6 / 69
SSW South Schleswig Voters' Association
Südschleswigscher Wählerverband
Danish and Frisian minority interests Lars Harms 4.6%
3 / 69

Opinion polling[edit]

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
CDU SPD Grüne FDP Piraten SSW Linke AfD Others Lead
2017 state election 7 May 2017 32.0 27.3 12.9 11.5 1.2 3.3 3.8 5.9 2.3 4.7
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 2–4 May 2017 1,814 32 29 12 11 3 4.5 6 2.5 3
INSA 26–28 Apr 2017 1,004 33 29 12 10 4 5 5 2 4
Infratest dimap 25–26 Apr 2017 1,003 32 31 12 8.5 3 4.5 6 3 1
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 24–26 Apr 2017 1,001 32 30 12 9 3 5 6 3 2
Infratest dimap 18–19 Apr 2017 1,002 31 33 12 9 3 4 5 3 2
Infratest dimap 30 Mar–4 Apr 2017 1,002 30 33 12 9 3 4 7 2 3
Infratest dimap 9–14 Mar 2017 1,000 27 33 14 9 3 4 7 3 6
Infratest dimap 2–6 Dec 2016 1,001 34 26 15 9 3 5 6 2 8
INSA 6–14 Oct 2016 1,000 26 31 13 12 1 4 4 6 3 5
Forsa 6–12 Apr 2016 1,001 28 28 16 9 1 4 3 9 2 Tie
Infratest dimap 27–29 Oct 2014 1,002 34 29 15 3 2 3 5 7 2 5
Infratest dimap 2–5 May 2013 1,003 34 31 15 6 3 4 3 4 3
2012 state election 6 May 2012 30.8 30.4 13.2 8.2 8.2 4.6 2.3 2.4 0.4

Election result[edit]

Summary of the 7 May 2017 election results for the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein
Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein 2017.svg
Party Votes % +/- Seats +/- Seats %
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 471,460 32.0 Increase1.2 25 Increase3 34.2
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 401,806 27.3 Decrease3.1 21 Decrease1 28.8
Alliance 90/The Greens (Grüne) 190,181 12.9 Decrease0.3 10 Steady0 13.7
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 169,037 11.5 Increase3.3 9 Increase3 12.3
Alternative for Germany (AfD) 86,711 5.9 New 5 New 6.8
South Schleswig Voters' Association (SSW) 48,968 3.3 Decrease1.3 3 Steady0 4.1
The Left (Linke) 56,018 3.8 Increase1.5 0 ±0 0
Pirate Party Germany (Piraten) 17,091 1.2 Decrease7.0 0 Decrease6 0
Others 33,236 2.3 0 ±0 0
Total 1,474,508 100.0 73 Increase4
Voter turnout 64.2 Increase4.0
Popular Vote
CDU
31.97%
SPD
27.25%
B'90/GRÜNE
12.90%
FDP
11.46%
AfD
5.88%
DIE LINKE
3.80%
SSW
3.32%
PIRATEN
1.16%
Other
2.25%
Landtag seats
CDU
34.35%
SPD
28.77%
B'90/GRÜNE
13.70%
FDP
12.33%
AfD
6.85%
SSW
4.11%

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