2014 Thuringian state election
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.
All 91 seats of the Landtag of Thuringia
46 seats needed for a majority
Results of the 2014 State Election
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. 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.
|Christian Democratic Union
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands – CDU
|Social Democratic Party of Germany
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands – SPD
|Alternative for Germany
Alternative für Deutschland – AfD
|Alliance '90/The Greens
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
|National Democratic Party
Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands – NPD
|Free Democratic Party
Freie Demokratische Partei – FDP
|Totals and voter turnout||954,963||52.7||3.5||91||3|
Poll results are listed in the table below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first. The highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed in bold, and the background shaded in the leading party's colour. In the instance that there is a tie, then no figure is shaded. The lead column on the right shows the percentage-point difference between the two parties with the highest figures. Poll results use the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. However, if such date is unknown, the date of publication will be given instead.
|14 Sep 2014||Regional Election||33.5||28.2||12.4||2.5||5.7||3.6||1.7||1.0||10.6||0.9||5.3|
|2-4 Sep||Infratest dimap||34.0||28.0||16.0||3.0||5.0||4.0||7.0||3.0||6.0|
|23 Jul- 1 Aug||INSA||34.0||26.0||19.0||4.0||6.0||5.0||6.0||8.0|
|9-13 Jul||Infratest dimap||36.0||27.0||19.0||2.0||6.0||2.0||4.0||4.0||9.0|
|5 Jun-1 Jul||INSA||33.0||25.0||18.0||3.0||6.0||2.0||2.0||7.0||4.0||8.0|
|25 May 2014||EP Election||31.8||22.5||18.4||2.1||5.0||3.4||1.8||1.4||7.4||6.2||9.3|
|7–11 May||Infratest dimap||36.0||28.0||19.0||2.0||5.0||3.0||4.0||3.0||8.0|
|6-10 Mar||Infratest dimap||38.0||28.0||17.0||2.0||6.0||5.0||4.0||10.0|
|22 Sep 2013||General Election||38.8||23.4||16.1||2.6||4.9||3.2||1.4||2.4||6.2||0.9||15.4|
|9-15 Aug||Infratest dimap||43.0||20.0||20.0||2.0||7.0||8.0||23.0|
|27-30 Jun||Infratest dimap||41.0||21.0||20.0||3.0||8.0||3.0||4.0||20.0|
|10–15 May||Infratest dimap||35.0||23.0||24.0||2.0||6.0||6.0||N/A||4.0||11.0|
|28 Apr- 2 May||Infratest dimap||32.0||29.0||21.0||5.0||6.0||N/A||7.0||3.0|
|27 Sep 2009||General Election||31.2||28.8||17.6||9.8||6.0||3.2||N/A||2.5||N/A||1.0||2.4|
|30 Aug 2009||Regional Election||31.2||27.4||18.5||7.6||6.2||4.3||3.9||N/A||N/A||0.9||3.7|
- "Thuringia's November revolution". The Economist. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
- "69,93 Prozent für Rot-Rot-Grün" (Press Release) (in German). SPD Thüringen. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- "Germany gets first socialist state governor since reunification". The Guardian. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- "Bodo Ramelow schreibt Geschichte". Frankfurter Rundschau (in German). 5 December 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014.