2014 Thuringian state election

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2014 Thuringian state election

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All 91 seats of the Landtag of Thuringia
46 seats needed for a majority
Turnout52.7%
  First party Second party Third party
  Thüringens Ministerpräsidentin Christine Lieberknecht.JPG 2011-05-18-landtagsprojekt-erfurt-071.jpg 2011-05-18-landtagsprojekt-erfurt-155.jpg
Leader Christine Lieberknecht Bodo Ramelow Heike Taubert
Party CDU Left SPD
Last election 30 seats, 31.2% 27 seats, 27.4% 18 seats, 18.5%
Seats won 34 28 12
Seat change Increase4 Increase1 Decrease6
Popular vote 315,096 265,425 116,889
Percentage 33.5% 28.2% 12.4%
Swing Increase2.3% Increase0.8% Decrease6.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  2014-09-14-Landtagswahl Thüringen by-Olaf Kosinsky -93.jpg Anja Siegesmund by Stepro 02.JPG
NPD
Leader Björn Höcke Anja Siegesmund Patrick Wieschke
Party AfD Green NPD
Last election Did not contest 6 seats, 6.2% 0 seats, 4.3%
Seats won 11 6 0
Seat change Increase11 Steady Steady
Popular vote 99,548 53,395 34,018
Percentage 10.6% 5.7% 3.6%
Swing Increase10.6% Decrease0.5% Decrease0.7%

  Seventh party
  Uwe Barth Landtag Thüringen 2011-05-19 DSCF6205.jpg
Leader Uwe Barth
Party FDP
Last election 7 seats, 7.6%
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease7
Popular vote 23,352
Percentage 2.5%
Swing Decrease5.1%

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Results of the 2014 State Election

Minister-President before election

Christine Lieberknecht
CDU

Elected Minister-President

Bodo Ramelow
Left

An election to the Landtag of Thuringia was held on 14 September 2014. The incumbent government was a CDU-SPD grand coalition led by Minister-President Christine Lieberknecht. After the election, the CDU-SPD coalition continued to have a majority in the Landtag, however only barely with just 46 seats or a majority of 1. The SPD, who were disappointed with their performance, considered becoming the junior partners in a Left-SPD-Green coalition; this again would only hold 46 seats and a majority of 1 in the Landtag.

On November 4, the SPD balloted its 4300 members on whether or not to go into coalition with The Left and The Greens; 69.9% voted in favor.[1][2] On 5 December the red-red-green coalition, led by Bodo Ramelow, was voted into office by the Landtag with 46 out of 91 votes. This was the first time in its history that The Left had become the largest party in a coalition in Germany, and also marked The Left's first ever premier of a state government.[3][4]

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 2014 Landtag of Thuringia elections results
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Party Popular vote Seats
Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Union
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands – CDU
315,096 33.5 Increase2.3 34 Increase4
Left
Die Linke
265,425 28.2 Increase0.8 28 Increase1
Social Democratic Party of Germany
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands – SPD
116,889 12.4 Decrease6.1 12 Decrease6
Alternative for Germany
Alternative für Deutschland – AfD
99,548 10.6 Increase10.6 11 Increase11
Alliance '90/The Greens
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
53,395 5.7 Decrease0.5 6 Steady
National Democratic Party
Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands – NPD
34,018 3.6 Decrease0.7 0 Steady
Free Democratic Party
Freie Demokratische Partei – FDP
23,352 2.5 Decrease5.1 0 Decrease7
Other parties 33,969 3.5 Decrease1.3 0 Steady
Valid votes 941,692 98.6 Increase0.4
Invalid votes 13,271 1.4 Decrease0.4
Totals and voter turnout 954,963 52.7 Decrease3.5 91 Increase3
Electorate 1,812,249 100.00
Source: Wahlrecht.de
Popular Vote
CDU
33.46%
DIE LINKE
28.19%
SPD
12.41%
AfD
10.57%
B'90/GRÜNE
5.67%
NPD
3.61%
FDP
2.48%
FW
1.68%
PIRATEN
1.03%
Other
0.90%
Landtag seats
CDU
37.36%
DIE LINKE
30.77%
SPD
13.19%
AfD
12.09%
B'90/GRÜNE
6.59%

Opinion polling[edit]

Poll results[edit]

Poll results are listed in the table below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first. The highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed in bold, and the background shaded in the leading party's colour. In the instance that there is a tie, then no figure is shaded. The lead column on the right shows the percentage-point difference between the two parties with the highest figures. Poll results use the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. However, if such date is unknown, the date of publication will be given instead.

Date Polling Firm CDU Left SPD FDP Green NPD FW Pirate AfD Others Lead
14 Sep 2014 Regional Election 33.5 28.2 12.4 2.5 5.7 3.6 1.7 1.0 10.6 0.9 5.3
10-11 Sep FGW 36.0 26.0 16.0 5.5 8.0 8.5 10.0
2-4 Sep Infratest dimap 34.0 28.0 16.0 3.0 5.0 4.0 7.0 3.0 6.0
1-3 Sep FGW 36.0 26.0 16.0 6.0 8.0 8.0 10.0
23 Jul- 1 Aug INSA 34.0 26.0 19.0 4.0 6.0 5.0 6.0 8.0
9-13 Jul Infratest dimap 36.0 27.0 19.0 2.0 6.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 9.0
5 Jun-1 Jul INSA 33.0 25.0 18.0 3.0 6.0 2.0 2.0 7.0 4.0 8.0
25 May 2014 EP Election 31.8 22.5 18.4 2.1 5.0 3.4 1.8 1.4 7.4 6.2 9.3
7–11 May Infratest dimap 36.0 28.0 19.0 2.0 5.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 8.0
6-10 Mar Infratest dimap 38.0 28.0 17.0 2.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 10.0
20 Feb INSA 35.0 25.0 20.0 3.0 5.0 2.0 5.0 5.0 10.0
17-21 Jan aproxima 27.0 28.0 22.0 3.0 11.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 1.0
2014
27 Dec INSA 35.0 27.0 18.0 2.0 7.0 5.0 6.0 8.0
5-8 Nov INSA 36.0 27.0 14.? 2.0 6.0 6.0 13.0
9-23 Oct Emnid 39.0 26.0 17.0 1.0 5.0 2.0 7.0 3.0 13.0
22 Sep 2013 General Election 38.8 23.4 16.1 2.6 4.9 3.2 1.4 2.4 6.2 0.9 15.4
9-15 Aug Infratest dimap 43.0 20.0 20.0 2.0 7.0 8.0 23.0
27-30 Jun Infratest dimap 41.0 21.0 20.0 3.0 8.0 3.0 4.0 20.0
2013
10–15 May Infratest dimap 35.0 23.0 24.0 2.0 6.0 6.0 N/A 4.0 11.0
2012
3-8 Aug IfM 33.0 25.0 20.0 4.0 11.0 N/A 7.0 8.0
2011
28 Apr- 2 May Infratest dimap 32.0 29.0 21.0 5.0 6.0 N/A 7.0 3.0
2010
27 Sep 2009 General Election 31.2 28.8 17.6 9.8 6.0 3.2 N/A 2.5 N/A 1.0 2.4
30 Aug 2009 Regional Election 31.2 27.4 18.5 7.6 6.2 4.3 3.9 N/A N/A 0.9 3.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thuringia's November revolution". The Economist. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  2. ^ "69,93 Prozent für Rot-Rot-Grün" (Press Release) (in German). SPD Thüringen. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Germany gets first socialist state governor since reunification". The Guardian. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Bodo Ramelow schreibt Geschichte". Frankfurter Rundschau (in German). 5 December 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014.

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