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Berlin state election, 2016

The 18th Berlin state election was held on 18 September 2016 to elect 149 members to the Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin (Berlin state parliament).

Berlin state election, 2016

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All 160 seats of the Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin (including 11 overhang seats).
81 seats needed for a majority

  First party Second party Third party
  Bürgermeister Michael Müller.JPG Frank Henkel.jpg Klaus Lederer (Martin Rulsch) 1.jpg
Leader Michael Müller Frank Henkel Klaus Lederer
Party SPD CDU Left
Last election 48 seats, 28.3% 39 seats, 23.4% 20 seats, 11.6%
Seats before 48 39 20
Seats won 38 31 27
Seat change Decrease10 Decrease8 Increase7
Percentage 21.6% 17.6% 15.6%
Swing Decrease6.7% Decrease5.7% Increase3.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Ramona Pop (Martin Rulsch) 1.jpg Georg Pazderski (cropped).jpg Sebastian Czaja 2016 (cropped).jpg
Leader Ramona Pop Georg Pazderski (de) Sebastian Czaja (de)
Party Green AfD FDP
Last election 30 seats, 17.6% Did not contest 0 seats, 1.8%
Seats before 30 0 0
Seats won 27 25 12
Seat change Decrease3 Increase25 Increase12
Percentage 15.2% 14.2% 6.7%
Swing Decrease2.4% Increase14.2% Increase4.9%

  Seventh party
  010 Protest gegen Acta in Munich.JPG
Leader Bruno Kramm
Party Pirates
Last election 15 seats, 8.9%
Seats before 15
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease15
Percentage 1.7%
Swing Decrease7.2%

Wahlkarte Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin 2016 Erststimmen.svg

Mayor before election

Michael Müller
SPD

Elected Mayor

Michael Müller
SPD

Contents

Campaign and issuesEdit

PollsEdit

Polling firm/link Last Date
of polling
              Other Lead
2016 state election[1] 18 September 2016 21.6 17.6 15.2 15.6 1.7 6.7 14.2 7.4 4.0
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen[2] 15.09.2016 23 18 15 14.5 6.5 14 9 5
Forsa[2] 15.09.2016 24 17 17 15 3 5 13 6 7
INSA[2] 12.09.2016 22 18 18 14 6 14 8 4
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen[2] 09.09.2016 24 19 15 14 5 14 9 5
Infratest dimap[2] 08.09.2016 21 19 16 15 5 15 9 2
Forsa[2] 29.08.2016 24 17 19 17 5 10 8 5
Infratest dimap[2] 17.08.2016 21 20 17 16 5 15 6 1
INSA[2] 11.08.2016 23 18 19 15 3 5 14 3 4
Forsa[2] 31.07.2016 26 18 20 16 5 8 7 6
Infratest dimap[2] 13.07.2016 21 20 19 18 4 13 5 1
INSA[2] 07.07.2016 21 19 19 18 1 4 14 4 2
Forsa[2] 04.07.2016 27 18 19 14 6 8 8 8
Infratest dimap[2] 15.06.2016 23 18 19 17 4 15 4 4
Forsa[2] 27.05.2016 26 18 20 14 3 5 8 6 6
Infratest dimap[2] 11.05.2016 23 19 18 16 4 15 5 4
Forsa[2] 29.04.2016 27 18 20 14 3 6 7 5 7
Infratest dimap[2] 13.04.2016 23 21 17 16 5 13 5 2
Forsa[2] 29.03.2016 27 19 18 14 2 6 9 5 8
Forsa[2] 02.03.2016 29 21 17 14 3 4 7 5 8
Infratest dimap[2] 25.02.2016 25 21 19 16 4 10 5 4
Forsa[2] 02.02.2016 29 20 18 15 3 3 7 5 9
Forsa[2] 21.12.2015 29 23 17 14 3 4 5 5 6
Forsa[2] 30.11.2015 30 22 18 15 3 3 4 5 8
Infratest dimap[2] 20.11.2015 27 23 17 14 2 3 9 5 4
Forsa[2] 02.11.2015 29 22 16 17 4 4 3 5 7
Forsa[2] 30.09.2015 29 23 18 15 3 3 9 6
Forsa[2] 01.09.2015 29 23 18 16 4 2 8 6
Forsa[2] 05.08.2015 29 24 17 15 3 3 9 5
Forsa[2] 29.06.2015 27 24 17 16 4 4 8 3
Forsa[2] 05.06.2015 28 24 16 15 5 4 8 4
Forsa 04.05.2015 29 25 16 14 4 4 8 4
Forsa[2] 30.03.2015 29 23 17 15 4 4 8 6
Infratest dimap[2] 25.03.2015 28 26 18 14 3 5 6 2
Forsa[2] 28.02.2015 29 25 18 13 3 4 4 4 4
Forsa[2] 02.02.2015 27 26 18 14 3 3 5 4 1
2011 state election 18 September 2011 28.3 23.4 17.6 11.7 8.9 2.1 - 8.0 4.9

ResultsEdit

e • d Summary of the 18 September 2016 Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin elections results
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Party Popular vote Seats
Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party of Germany
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands – SPD
352,369 21.6  6.7 38  10
Christian Democratic Union
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands – CDU
288,002 17.6  5.8 31  8
The Left
Die Linke
255,740 15.6  4.0 27  7
Alliance '90/The Greens
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
248,243 15.2  2.4 27  3
Alternative for Germany
Alternative für Deutschland – AfD
231,325 14.2  14.2 25  25
Free Democratic Party
Freie Demokratische Partei – FDP
109,431 6.7  4.9 12  12
Die PARTEI
Partei für Arbeit, Rechtstaat, Tierschutz, Elitenförderung und basisdemokratische Initiative
31,908 2.0  1.1
Animal Protection Party
Tierschutzpartei
30,565 1.9  0.4
Pirate Party
Piratenpartei Deutschland
28,321 1.7  7.2  15
Graue Panther (de)
Allianz Graue Panther Deutschland
18,135 1.1  1.1
Other parties 40,717 2.4
Valid votes 1,634,756 98.5%  0.1
Invalid votes 25,690 1.5%  0.1
Totals and voter turnout 1,662,598 66.9%  6.7 160  
Electorate 2,485,363 100.00
Source:[3]

AftermathEdit

Going into the election, incumbent mayor Michael Müller led a grand coalition between his SPD and the CDU. The new government after the election was a red-red-green left-wing coalition: Social Democratic Party/Left Party/Green Party. The new coalition government was sworn in on 16 November 2016.

AfD was not invited to join the new government.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Abgeordnetenhauswahl Berlin 2016". wahl.tagesschau.de. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Vorläufiges Ergebnis Berlin Wahl zum Landtag von Mecklenburg-Vorpommern am 18. September 2016" (in German). 18 September 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Berlin elections: The end of the grand coalition". www.dw.com. 25 September 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 

External linksEdit