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Brandenburg state election, 2014

State elections were held in Brandenburg on 14 September 2014. The result was a victory for the Social Democratic Party who continued their coalition with The Left.[1]

Brandenburg state election, 2014

← 2009 14 September 2014

All 88 seats of the Landtag of Brandenburg
45 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 47.9%

  First party Second party Third party
  Dietmar Woidke M-0212 36139 Ausschnitt Color Hoffotografen.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 before 30 19 25
Seats won 30 21 17
Seat change Decrease1 Increase2 Decrease9
Popular vote 315,177 226,844 183,172
Percentage 31.9% 23.0% 18.6%
Swing Decrease1.1% Increase3.2% Decrease8.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Alexander Gauland (AfD) - AfD Parteitag 25.1.2014.jpg Landtagsprojekt Brandenburg Ursula Nonnemacher by Olaf Kosinsky-1.jpg Christoph Schulze.jpg
Leader Alexander Gauland Ursula Nonnemacher and
Axel Vogel
Christoph Schulze
Party AfD Green BVB/FW
Last election Did not contest 5 seats, 5.7% 0 seats, 1.7%
Seats before 6 0
Seats won 11 6 3
Seat change Increase11 Increase1 Increase3
Popular vote 119,989 60,762 49,845
Percentage 12.2% 6.2% 2.7%
Swing Increase12.2% Increase0.5% Increase1.0%

Minister-President before election

Dietmar Woidke
SPD

Minister-President-designate

Dietmar Woidke
SPD

Contents

Opinion pollsEdit

Pollster Date SPD Left CDU FDP Green NPD Pirates AfD Others
INSA 09.08.2014 34% 22% 25% 3% 5% 5% 6%
Infratest dimap 04.06.2014 30% 23% 28% 6% 6% 7%
TNS Emnid 14.03.2014 32% 25% 24% 3% 6% 2% 2% 5% 1%
Forsa 05.01.2014 34% 25% 23% 4% 5% 4% 5%
Infratest dimap 04.12.2013 32% 22% 30% 2% 6% 3% 5%
Infratest dimap 28.08.2013 33% 20% 30% 3% 6% 3% 5%
GMS 26.08.2013 35% 20% 27% 3% 10% 5%
Infratest dimap 29.05.2013 35% 21% 27% 2% 9% 6%
TNS Emnid 26.02.2013 36% 22% 23% 3% 8% 2% 4% 2%
Forsa 02.01.2013 36% 24% 22% 3% 7% 2% 6%
Infratest dimap 20.09.2012 39% 22% 23% 2% 7% 4% 3%
GMS 27.08.2012 35.1% 20.0% 24.5% 3.0% 7.5% 2.1% 4.8% 3%
Infratest dimap 21.03.2012 37% 22% 21% 3% 7% 6% 4%
Infratest Politikforschung 07.03.2012 38% 21% 23% 2% 7% 5% 4%
TNS Emnid 08.02.2012 34% 21% 24% 2% 8% 2% 7% 2%
Infratest dimap 13.12.2011 35% 20% 25% 3% 8% 4% 5%
Infratest dimap 24.08.2011 35% 22% 22% 3% 11% 2% 5%
Infratest Politikforschung 10.03.2011 35% 24% 24% 3% 8% 6%
Infratest dimap 22.09.2010 31% 26% 21% 4% 12% 6%
Infratest Politikforschung 01.04.2010 34% 28% 21% 5% 8% 4%
Infratest dimap 10.02.2010 31% 27% 22% 6% 8% 6%
Infratest dimap 03.12.2009 31% 23% 25% 7% 7% 4% 3%

ResultsEdit

Party Constituencies List Seats +/–
Votes % Votes %
Social Democratic Party 307,973 31.3 315,177 31.9 30 –1
Christian Democratic Union 246,679 25.1 226,844 23.0 21 +2
The Left 202,365 20.6 183,172 18.6 17 –9
Alternative for Germany 88,325 9.0 119,989 12.2 11 New
Alliance '90/The Greens 56,728 5.8 60,762 6.2 6 +1
Brandenburg United Civic Movements/Free Voters 49,845 5.1 26,332 2.7 3 +3
Free Democratic Party 13,549 1.4 14,389 1.5 0 –7
National Democratic Party 9,634 1.0 21,619 2.2 0 0
Pirate Party 6,201 0.6 14,593 1.5 0 New
Die PARTEI 1,726 0.2 0 New
Independents 724 0.1 0 0
German Communist Party 2,356 0.2 0 0
The Republicans 2,066 0.2 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 19,052 15,501
Total 1,002,800 100 1,002,800 100 88 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,094,455 47.9 2,094,455 47.9
Source: Government of Brandenburg, Wahlrecht.de

The BVB/Free Voters entered the Landtag despite their failure to surmount the 5% threshold because of the so-called "basic mandate clause" (Grundmandatsklausel). This rule exempts parties and lists that win the direct mandate of at least one constituency from the requirement to gather more than 5% of the votes statewide. BVB/Free Voters' leader Christoph Schulze won his constituency Teltow-Fläming III, that is situated just south of Berlin with 27% of preference votes. His success was attributed to the discontent with the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport "BER" in this constituency 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 the BVB/Free Voters.[2][3]

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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