2014 Brandenburg state election

The 2014 Brandenburg state election was held on 14 September 2014 to elect the members of the 6th Landtag of Brandenburg. The incumbent government of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and The Left led by Minister-President Dietmar Woidke retained its majority and continued in office.[1]

2014 Brandenburg state election

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All 88 seats of the Landtag of Brandenburg
45 seats needed for a majority
Turnout987,299 (47.9%)
Decrease 19.1%
  First party Second party Third party
  2017-03-19 Dietmar Woidke SPD Parteitag by Olaf Kosinsky-1.jpg 16-03-09-Michael-Schierack RR26519.jpg 16-03-09-Christian-Görke RR26732.jpg
Leader Dietmar Woidke Michael Schierack Christian Görke
Party SPD CDU Left
Last election 31 seats, 33.0% 19 seats, 19.8% 26 seats, 27.2%
Seats won 30 21 17
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 2 Decrease 9
Popular vote 315,177 226,844 183,172
Percentage 31.9% 23.0% 18.6%
Swing Decrease 1.1% Increase 3.2% Decrease 8.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Gauland2014 (cropped).jpg Landtagsprojekt Brandenburg Ursula Nonnemacher by Olaf Kosinsky-1.jpg
Leader Alexander Gauland Ursula Nonnemacher Christoph Schulze
Party AfD Green BVB/FW
Last election Did not exist 5 seats, 5.7% 0 seats, 1.7%
Seats won 11 6 3
Seat change Increase 11 Increase 1 Increase 3
Popular vote 119,989 60,762 26,332
Percentage 12.2% 6.2% 2.7%
Swing New party Increase 0.5% Increase 1.0%

Landtagswahlkarte Brandenburg 2014.svg
Winning candidates in direct mandates

Minister-President before election

Dietmar Woidke
SPD

Elected Minister-President

Dietmar Woidke
SPD

PartiesEdit

The table below lists parties represented in the 5th Landtag of Brandenburg.

Name Ideology Leader(s) 2009 result
Votes (%) Seats
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Social democracy Dietmar Woidke 33.0%
31 / 88
Linke The Left
Die Linke
Democratic socialism Christian Görke 27.2%
26 / 88
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Christian democracy Michael Schierack 19.8%
19 / 88
FDP Free Democratic Party
Freie Demokratische Partei
Classical liberalism Andreas Büttner 7.2%
7 / 88
Grüne Alliance 90/The Greens
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Green politics Ursula Nonnemacher 5.7%
5 / 88

Opinion pollingEdit

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
SPD Linke CDU FDP Grüne AfD Others Lead
2014 state election 14 Sep 2014 31.9 18.6 23.0 1.5 6.2 12.2 6.6 8.9
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 10–11 Sep 2014 1,062 32.5 20 24 5.5 9.5 8.5 8.5
Infratest dimap 2–4 Sep 2014 1,003 31 22 24 2 6 9 6 7
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 1–3 Sep 2014 1,012 33 21 25 6 8 7 8
Infratest dimap 22–26 Aug 2014 1,001 33 21 27 2 5 6 6 6
Forsa 11–18 Aug 2014 1,002 34 22 23 3 6 6 6 11
INSA 23 Jul–1 Aug 2014 500 34 22 25 3 5 5 6 9
Infratest dimap 30 May–2 Jun 2014 1,001 30 23 28 2 6 6 5 2
Emnid 24 Feb–5 Mar 2014 1,002 32 25 24 3 6 5 ? 7
Forsa 11–19 Dec 2013 1,001 34 25 23 4 5 4 5 9
Infratest dimap 28 Nov–2 Dec 2013 1,000 32 22 30 2 6 3 5 2
Infratest dimap 23–26 Aug 2013 1,002 33 20 30 3 6 3 5 3
GMS 12–16 Aug 2013 1,006 35 20 27 3 10 5 8
Infratest dimap 24–27 May 2013 1,001 35 21 27 2 9 6 8
Emnid 21 Jan–1 Feb 2013 1,000 36 22 23 3 8 8 13
Forsa 17–19 Dec 2012 758 36 24 22 3 7 8 14
Infratest dimap 17–19 Sep 2012 1,000 39 22 23 2 7 7 16
GMS 21–23 Aug 2012 1,006 35.1 20.0 24.5 3.0 7.6 9.9 10.6
Infratest dimap 16–20 Mar 2012 1,000 37 22 21 3 7 10 15
Infratest Politikforschung 13–26 Feb 2012 1,001 38 21 23 2 7 4 15
Emnid 16–25 Jan 2012 1,002 34 21 24 2 8 11 10
Infratest dimap 6–11 Dec 2011 1,004 35 20 25 3 8 9 10
Infratest dimap 18–22 Aug 2011 1,003 35 22 22 3 11 7 13
Infratest Politikforschung 28 Feb–6 Mar 2011 1,000 35 24 24 8 8 6 11
Infratest dimap 16–20 Sep 2010 1,000 31 26 21 4 12 6 5
Infratest Politikforschung 15–24 Mar 2010 1,000 34 28 21 5 8 4 6
Infratest dimap 4–8 Feb 2010 1,002 31 27 22 6 8 6 4
Infratest dimap 1–2 Dec 2009 1,000 31 23 25 7 7 7 6
2009 state election 27 Sep 2009 33.0 27.2 19.8 7.2 5.6 7.1 5.8

Election resultEdit

The Brandenburg United Civic Movements/Free Voters entered the Landtag, despite falling short of the 5% electoral threshold, because of the "basic mandate clause" in the electoral law, which exempts parties that win at least one direct mandate from the threshold. The BVB/FW leader Christoph Schulze won Teltow-Fläming III, situated south of Berlin, with 27% of first votes. His success was attributed to discontent with the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport in this area, which lies in the designated approach corridor. Schulze's advocacy of a ban on night flights had been the reason for his defection from the ruling SPD (which he had represented in parliament since 1990) to BVB/FW.[2][3]

Summary of the 14 September 2014 election results for the Landtag of Brandenburg
 
Party Votes % +/- Seats +/- Seats %
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 313,177 31.9  1.1 30  1 34.1
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 226,844 23.0  3.2 21  2 23.9
The Left (Linke) 183,172 18.6  8.6 17  9 19.3
Alternative for Germany (AfD) 119,989 12.2 New 11 New 12.5
Alliance 90/The Greens (Grüne) 60,762 6.2  0.5 6  1 6.8
Brandenburg United Civic Movements/Free Voters (BVB/FW) 26,332 2.7  1.0 3  3 3.4
National Democratic Party (NPD) 21,619 2.2  1.5 0 ±0 0
Pirate Party Germany (Piraten) 14,593 1.5  1.5 0 ±0 0
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 14,389 1.5  5.7 0  7 0
Others 4,422 0.4 0 ±0 0
Total 987,299 100.0 88 ±0
Voter turnout 47.9  19.1
Popular Vote
SPD
31.92%
CDU
22.98%
DIE LINKE
18.55%
AfD
12.15%
B'90/GRÜNE
6.15%
BVB/FW
2.67%
NPD
2.19%
PIRATEN
1.48%
FDP
1.46%
Other
0.45%
Landtag seats
SPD
34.09%
CDU
23.86%
DIE LINKE
19.32%
AfD
12.50%
B'90/GRÜNE
6.82%
BVB/FW
3.41%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ German anti-euro AfD party wins seats in east BBC News, 15 September 2014
  2. ^ "BER-Protest hievt Freie Wähler in den Landtag". Frankfurter Allgemeine. 15 September 2014.
  3. ^ Alexander Fröhlich (17 September 2014). "Über den BER in den Landtag". Der Tagesspiegel.

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