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
Registered1,812,370 Decrease 5.1%
Turnout954,927 (52.7%) Decrease 3.5 pp
  First party Second party Third party
  Thüringens Ministerpräsidentin Christine Lieberknecht.JPG 2011-05-18-landtagsprojekt-erfurt-071.jpg 2014-09-14-Landtagswahl Thüringen by-Olaf Kosinsky -121.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
  Björn Höcke.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%

Thüringen Landtagswahlkarte 2014.svg
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]

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
CDU Linke SPD FDP Grüne NPD FW Piraten AfD Others Lead
2014 state election 14 Sep 2014 33.5 28.2 12.4 2.5 5.7 3.6 1.7 1.0 10.6 0.9 5.3
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 10–11 Sep 2014 949 36.0 26.0 16.0 5.5 8.0 8.5 10.0
Infratest dimap 2–4 Sep 2014 1,001 34 28 16 3 5 4 7 3 6
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 1–3 Sep 2014 1,002 36 26 16 6 8 8 10
INSA 23 Jul–1 Aug 2014 500 34 26 19 4 6 5 6 8
Infratest dimap 9–13 Jul 2014 1,000 36 27 19 2 6 2 4 4 9
INSA 5 Jun–1 Jul 2014 2,009 33 25 18 3 6 2 2 7 4 8
2014 European election 25 May 2014 31.8 22.5 18.4 2.1 5.0 3.4 1.8 1.4 7.4 6.2 9.3
Infratest dimap 7–11 May 2014 1,001 36 28 19 2 5 3 4 3 8
Infratest dimap 6–10 Mar 2014 1,000 38 28 17 2 6 5 4 10
INSA 20 Feb 2014 1,000 35 25 20 3 5 2 5 5 10
aproxima 17–21 Jan 2014 505 27 28 22 3 11 1 2 2 3 1 1
INSA 19–25 Nov 2013 1,002 35 27 18 2 7 5 6 8
INSA 5–8 Nov 2013 1,000 36 27 14 2 6 6 9 13
Emnid 9–23 Oct 2013 1,000 39 26 17 1 5 2 7 3 13
2013 federal election 22 Sep 2013 38.8 23.4 16.1 2.6 4.9 3.2 1.4 2.4 6.2 0.9 15.4
Infratest dimap 9–15 Aug 2013 1,002 43 20 20 2 7 8 23
Infratest dimap 27–30 Jun 2013 1,000 41 21 20 3 8 3 4 20
Infratest dimap 10–15 May 2012 1,000 35 23 24 2 6 6 4 11
IfM Leipzig 3–8 Aug 2011 1,005 33 25 20 4 11 7 8
Infratest dimap 28 Apr–2 May 2010 1,000 32 29 21 5 6 7 3
2009 federal election 27 Sep 2009 31.2 28.8 17.6 9.8 6.0 3.2 2.5 1.0 2.4
2009 state election 30 Aug 2009 31.2 27.4 18.5 7.6 6.2 4.3 3.9 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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