Burgenland – Saalekreis

Burgenland – Saalekreis is an electoral constituency (German: Wahlkreis) represented in the Bundestag. It elects one member via first-past-the-post voting. Under the current constituency numbering system, it is designated as constituency 73. It is located in southern Saxony-Anhalt, comprising the Burgenlandkreis distinct and eastern parts of the Saalekreis district.[1]

73 Burgenland – Saalekreis
electoral district
for the Bundestag
Bundestagswahlkreis 73-2013.svg
Burgenland – Saalekreis in 2013
StateSaxony-Anhalt
Population225,700 (2019)
Electorate184,352 (2021)
Major settlementsWeißenfels
Naumburg
Zeitz
Area1,712.0 km2
Current electoral district
Created1990
PartyCDU
MemberDieter Stier
Elected2009, 2013, 2017, 2021

Burgenland – Saalekreis was created for the inaugural 1990 federal election after German reunification. Since 2009, it has been represented by Dieter Stier of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).[2]

GeographyEdit

Burgenland – Saalekreis is located in southern Saxony-Anhalt. As of the 2021 federal election, it comprises the entirety of the Burgenlandkreis district and the municipalities of Bad Dürrenberg, Braunsbedra, Leuna, and Schkopau from Saalekreis district.[1]

HistoryEdit

Burgenland – Saalekreis was created after German reunification in 1990, then known as Zeitz – Hohenmölsen – Naumburg – Nebra. In the 2002 and 2005 elections, it was named Burgenland. It acquired its current name in the 2009 election. In the 1990 through 1998 elections, it was constituency 294 in the numbering system. In the 2002 through 2009 elections, it was number 74. Since the 2013 election, it has been number 73.

Originally, it comprised the districts of Zeitz, Hohenmölsen, Naumburg, and Nebra. It acquired its current borders in the 2002 election.

Election No. Name Borders
1990 294 Zeitz – Hohenmölsen – Naumburg – Nebra
  • Zeitz district
  • Hohenmölsen district
  • Naumburg district
  • Nebra district
1994
1998
2002 74 Burgenland
2005
2009 Burgenland – Saalekreis
2013 73
2017
2021

MembersEdit

The constituency was first represented by Harald Schreiber of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1990 to 1994, followed by Margarete Späte from 1994 to 1998. It was won by the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in 1998, and Eckhart Lewering served until 2005, followed by Maik Reichel until 2009. Dieter Stier of the CDU was elected in 2009, and re-elected in 2013, 2017, and 2021.

Election Member Party %
1990 Harald Schreiber CDU 45.5
1994 Margarete Späte CDU 43.6
1998 Eckhart Lewering SPD 38.6
2002 35.5
2005 Maik Reichel SPD 31.6
2009 Dieter Stier CDU 33.0
2013 44.8
2017 34.0
2021 26.3

Election resultsEdit

2021 electionEdit

Federal election (2021): Burgenland – Saalekreis[3]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A  Y or  N denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
CDU  Y Dieter Stier 32,649 26.3   7.3 26,535 21.3   8.6
AfD Martin Reichardt 32,328 26.0   2.7 31,000 24.9   0.3
SPD Jens Wojtyscha 27,165 21.9   8.7 28,460 22.8   9.6
Left Birke Bull-Bischoff 12,419 10.0   6.9 10,630 8.5   7.8
FDP Carsten Sonntag 11,764 9.5   2.8 12,785 10.3   2.4
Green Martina Hoffmann 4,207 3.4   0.9 5,002 4.0   1.4
dieBasis Jens Jahr 3,761 3.0 2,647 2.1
FW   1,629 1.3   0.0
Tierschutzpartei   1,507 1.2
Tierschutzallianz   1,184 1.0   0.4
PARTEI   1,006 0.8   0.1
Gartenpartei 761 0.6   0.3
NPD   412 0.3   0.8
Pirates   404 0.3
Volt   158 0.1
du.   156 0.1
Humanists   121 0.1
MLPD   99 0.1   0.0
ÖDP   83 0.1
Informal votes 1,573 1,287
Total Valid votes 124,293 124,579
Turnout 125,866 68.3   0.2
CDU hold Majority 321 0.3   9.9

2017 electionEdit

Federal election (2017): Burgenland – Saalekreis[4]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A  Y or  N denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
CDU  Y Dieter Stier 43,254 33.6   11.3 38,678 29.9   12.9
AfD Uwe Gewiese 30,112 23.4 31,781 24.6   20.3
Left Birke Bull-Bischoff 21,819 16.9   8.8 21,042 16.3   7.5
SPD Hans-Jürgen Schmidt 16,930 13.1   2.3 17,098 13.2   3.1
FDP Eiko Precht 8,538 6.6   5.1 10,132 7.8   5.1
FW Ronny Schneider 3,495 2.7   0.6 1,687 1.3   0.1
Green Miriam Matz 3,198 2.5   1.4 3,366 2.6   0.5
Tierschutzallianz 1,768 1.4
NPD Steffen Thiel 1,569 1.2   2.8 1,470 1.1   2.1
PARTEI   1,127 0.9
MG 407 0.3
BGE   315 0.2
DiB 207 0.2
MLPD   134 0.1   0.0
Informal votes 2,304 2,007
Total Valid votes 128,915 129,212
Turnout 131,219 68.5   6.9
CDU hold Majority 13,142 10.2   8.9

2013 electionEdit

Federal election (2013): Burgenland – Saalekreis[5]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A  Y or  N denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
CDU  Y Dieter Stier 54,544 44.8   11.8 52,194 42.8   11.0
Left Roland Claus 31,300 25.7   6.0 28,933 23.7   8.1
SPD Florian Hüfner 18,791 15.4   3.4 19,850 16.3   0.7
AfD   5,234 4.3
NPD Hans Püschel 4,854 4.0   0.5 3,920 3.2   0.2
Green Dieter Kmietczyk 4,760 3.9   0.8 3,732 3.1   0.7
FW Günther Weiße 2,581 2.1 1,695 1.4
Pirates Manfred Dott 2,488 2.0 2,097 1.7   0.3
FDP Florian Hüfner 1,879 1.5   7.4 3,374 2.8   8.6
PRO 475 0.4
Independent Erich Jaschkowski 442 0.4
ÖDP   192 0.2
MLPD   151 0.1   0.1
Informal votes 2,170 1,962
Total Valid votes 121,639 121,847
Turnout 123,809 61.6   2.0
CDU hold Majority 23,244 19.1   17.8

2009 electionEdit

Federal election (2009): Burgenland – Saalekreis[6]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A  Y or  N denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
CDU Dieter Stier 41,281 33.0   3.6 39,777 31.8   5.8
Left Roland Claus 39,610 31.7   5.5 39,876 31.9   5.3
SPD  N Maik Reichel 23,592 18.9   12.7 19,513 15.6   14.0
FDP Wolf-Henry Dreblow 11,224 9.0   3.3 14,153 11.3   2.3
NPD Andreas Karl 4,399 3.5   1.1 3,792 3.0   1.2
Green Jochen Dreetz 3,950 3.2   1.0 4,740 3.8   0.5
Pirates   2,541 2.0
Independent Erich Jaschkowski 912 0.7
DVU   380 0.3
MLPD   257 0.2   0.1
Informal votes 2,535 2,474
Total Valid votes 124,968 125,029
Turnout 127,503 59.6   10.6
CDU gain from SPD Majority 1,671 1.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Constituency Burgenland – Saalekreis". Federal Returning Officer.
  2. ^ "Results for Burgenland – Saalekreis". Federal Returning Officer.
  3. ^ Results for Burgenland – Saalekreis
  4. ^ Results for Burgenland – Saalekreis
  5. ^ Results for Burgenland – Saalekreis
  6. ^ Results for Burgenland – Saalekreis