2000 Schleswig-Holstein state election

The 2000 Schleswig-Holstein state election was held on 27 February 2000 to elect the members of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein. The incumbent coalition government of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and The Greens led by Minister-President Heide Simonis retained its majority and continued in office.

2000 Schleswig-Holstein state election

← 1996 27 February 2000 2005 →

All 89 seats in the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein
45 seats needed for a majority
Turnout1,464,096 (69.5%)
Decrease 2.3%
  First party Second party Third party
  Heide Simonis.jpg Verteidigungsminister Volker Rühe (4909819408).jpg
Leader Heide Simonis Volker Rühe
Party SPD CDU FDP
Last election 33 seats, 39.8% 30 seats, 37.2% 4 seats, 5.7%
Seats won 41 33 7
Seat change Increase 8 Increase 3 Increase 3
Popular vote 630,728 515,421 111,649
Percentage 43.1% 35.2% 7.6%
Swing Increase 3.3% Decrease 2.0% Increase 1.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Green SSW
Last election 6 seats, 8.1% 2 seats, 2.5%
Seats won 5 3
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1
Popular vote 91,389 60,367
Percentage 6.2% 4.1%
Swing Decrease 1.9% Increase 1.6%

Minister-President before election

Heide Simonis
SPD

Elected Minister-President

Heide Simonis
SPD

PartiesEdit

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

Name Ideology Leader(s) 1996 result
Votes (%) Seats
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Social democracy Heide Simonis 39.8%
33 / 75
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Christian democracy Volker Rühe 37.2%
30 / 75
Grüne Alliance 90/The Greens
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Green politics 8.1%
6 / 75
FDP Free Democratic Party
Freie Demokratische Partei
Classical liberalism 5.7%
4 / 75
SSW South Schleswig Voters' Association
Südschleswigscher Wählerverband
Danish and Frisian minority interests 2.5%
2 / 75

Opinion pollingEdit

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
SPD CDU Grüne FDP SSW Others Lead
2000 state election 27 February 2000 43.1 35.2 6.2 7.6 4.1 3.7 7.9
Forsa 25 Feb 2000 ? 44 36 5 6 4 5 8
Infratest Burke 18 Feb 2000 ? 46 ? 4 ? 4 ? 42
Forsa 16 Feb 2000 1,000 44 37 5 6 3 5 7
Infratest dimap 16 Feb 2000 1,000 45 33 4.5 9.5 4 4 12
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 31 Jan–2 Feb 2000 1,003 44 34 8 8 4 2 10
Forsa 27–31 Jan 2000 1,000 42 40 4 6 3 5 2
Infratest dimap 24–30 Jan 2000 1,000 45 34 5 8 4 4 11
Infratest Burke 28 Jan 2000 ? 44 37 5 6 3 5 7
Forsa 20–24 Jan 2000 1,008 43 39 5 6 3 4 4
Infratest dimap 20 Jan 2000 1,001 45 35 5 7 8 10
Forsa January 2000 1,000 43 41 4 5 3 4 2
Infratest dimap January 2000 1,000 42 41 6 6 2 3 1
Infratest Burke 18 Dec 1999 ~1,000 40 43 ? ? ? 3
Infratest dimap 3–9 Dec 1999 1,000 41 42 5 5 3 4 1
Infratest Burke 5 Nov 1999 ? 37 47 5 4 7 10
Infratest Burke 16 Aug–5 Sep 1999 508 42 45 4 4 ? 3
Infratest Burke 5 Mar 1999 ? 42 41 5 4 8 1
Infratest Burke 14 Jan 1999 ? 46 36 5 5 8 10
1996 state election 24 March 1996 39.8 37.2 8.1 5.7 2.5 6.6 2.6

Election resultEdit

Summary of the 27 February 2000 election results for the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein
Party Votes % +/- Seats +/- Seats %
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 630,827 43.1  3.3 41  8 46.1
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 515,521 35.2  2.0 33  3 37.1
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 111,649 7.6  1.9 7  3 7.9
Alliance 90/The Greens (Grüne) 91,389 6.2  1.9 5  1 5.6
South Schleswig Voters' Association (SSW) 60,367 4.1  1.6 3  1 3.4
Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) 20,066 1.4  1.4 0 ±0 0
National Democratic Party (NPD) 15,121 1.0  1.0 0 ±0 0
Others 19,355 1.3 0 ±0 0
Total 1,464,096 100.0 89  14
Voter turnout 69.5  2.3
Popular Vote
SPD
43.08%
CDU
35.20%
FDP
7.63%
B'90/GRÜNE
6.24%
SSW
4.12%
Other
3.73%
Landtag seats
SPD
46.07%
CDU
37.08%
FDP
7.87%
B'90/GRÜNE
5.62%
SSW
3.37%

SourcesEdit

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