Worms (electoral district)

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Location of constituency in Rhineland-Palatinate

Worms is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. One of fifteen districts covering the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, it consists of the city of Worms, the Alzey-Worms district and the municipalities of Bodenheim, Guntersblum and Nierstein-Oppenheim from the Mainz-Bingen district.[1]

The constituency was created for the 1949 election, the first election in West Germany after World War II. The constituency was held by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) at every election until 2013 election, when it was gained by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) candidate Jan Metzler.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

Since its creation, the constituency has consisted of the city of Worms and the Alzey-Worms district, the latter of which was formed as a merger of its two eponymous districts in 1969. Until the 1972 election it also included the town of Oppenheim, however in that election it was removed and the district assumed its current boundaries.

Election results[edit]

2013 election[edit]

Party Constituency results List results
Candidate Votes  % share +/- Votes  % share +/-
Christian Democratic Union Jan Metzler 61,337 42.0 +6.0 57,620 39.4 +7.0
Social Democratic Party of Germany Marcus Held 53,948 37.0 -0.7 43,670 29.8 +2.8
Alliance '90/The Greens Jan Paul Stich 8,111 5.6 -1.7 12,267 8.4 -1.7
Alternative for Germany Ursula Bieser 6,316 4.3 N/A 8,188 5.6 N/A
The Left Sebastian Knopf 5,359 3.7 -3.4 7,398 5.1 -3.3
Free Democratic Party Manuel Höferlin 3,652 2.5 -7.2 8,657 5.9 -9.8
Pirate Party Bernhard Furch 2,728 1.9 N/A 3,138 2.1 +0.1
National Democratic Party of Germany Mathias Weyerich 2,080 1.4 -0.8 2,116 1.4 -0.1
Free Voters Claus Ableiter 1,810 1.2 N/A 1,595 1.1 N/A
Ecological Democratic Party Stephan Krell 634 0.4 N/A 497 0.3 N/A
The Republicans N/A N/A N/A N/A 544 0.4 -0.7
Others 668 0.4 N/A

Source:[3]

Representatives since 1949[edit]

Election Name Party Vote share
2009 Klaus Hagemann SPD
2005 Klaus Hagemann SPD
2002 Klaus Hagemann SPD
1998 Klaus Hagemann SPD
1994 Klaus Hagemann SPD
1990 Florian Gerster SPD
1987 Florian Gerster SPD
1983 Gernot Fischer SPD
1980 Gernot Fischer SPD
1976 Willi Fischer SPD
1972 Willi Fischer SPD
1969 Willi Fischer SPD
1965 Willy Müller SPD
1961 Willy Müller SPD
1957 Willy Müller SPD
1953 Willy Müller SPD
1949 Willy Müller SPD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constituency boundaries, bundeswahlleiter.de, accessed 20 November 2013
  2. ^ Jan Metzler siegt in Worms: Zum ersten Mal erringt CDU-Kandidat Direktmandat, Allgemeine-Zeitung (Mainz), 22 September 2013
  3. ^ 2013 constituency results, bundeswahlleiter.de, accessed 20 November 2013