1994 Saarland state election

The 1994 Saarland state election was held on 16 October 1994 to elect the members of the Landtag of Saarland. The incumbent Social Democratic Party (SPD) government led by Minister-President Oskar Lafontaine was returned with a reduced majority and continued in office.

1994 Saarland state election

← 1990 16 October 1994 1999 →

All 51 seats of the Landtag of Saarland
26 seats needed for a majority
Turnout688,880 (83.5%)
Increase 0.3%
  First party Second party
  Oskar Lafontaine (1990).jpg Klaus Töpfer, 1990 (cropped).jpg
Leader Oskar Lafontaine Klaus Töpfer
Party SPD CDU
Last election 30 seats, 54.4% 18 seats, 33.4%
Seats won 27 21
Seat change Decrease 3 Increase 3
Popular vote 340,091 265,871
Percentage 49.4% 38.6%
Swing Decrease 5.0% Increase 5.2%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Green FDP
Last election 0 seats, 2.6% 3 seats, 5.6%
Seats won 3 0
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 3
Popular vote 38,087 14,206
Percentage 5.5% 2.1%
Swing Increase 2.9% Decrease 3.5%

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Minister-President before election

Oskar Lafontaine
SPD

Elected Minister-President

Oskar Lafontaine
SPD

PartiesEdit

The table below lists parties represented in the previous Landtag of Saarland.

Name Ideology Leader(s) 1990 result
Votes (%) Seats
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Social democracy Oskar Lafontaine 54.4%
30 / 51
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Christian democracy Klaus Töpfer 33.4%
18 / 51
FDP Free Democratic Party
Freie Demokratische Partei
Classical liberalism 5.6%
3 / 51

Election resultEdit

Summary of the 16 October 1994 election results for the Landtag of Saarland
Party Votes % +/- Seats +/- Seats %
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 340,091 49.4  5.0 27  3 52.9
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 265,871 38.6  5.3 21  3 41.2
Alliance 90/The Greens (Grüne) 38,087 5.5  2.9 3  3 5.9
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 14,206 2.1  3.5 0  3 0
The Republicans (REP) 9,708 1.4  2.0 0 ±0 0
Others 20,917 3.0 0 ±0 0
Total 688,880 100.0 51 ±0
Voter turnout 83.5  0.3

SourcesEdit