Berlin Reinickendorf (electoral District)
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Berlin Reinickendorf Electoral District
Location of constituency in Berlin

Berlin Reinickendorf is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. Located in north-west Berlin, the constituency was created for the 1990 election, the first following German reunification. The first two elections in 1990 and 1994 were won by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). The constituency was then regained by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in 1998 but was one of several Berlin districts which the CDU gained at the 2009 election. The current MP is Frank Steffel.

History and boundaries

The constituency, numbered constituency 78 by the German electoral authorities,[1] contains the whole of the Berlin borough of Reinickendorf. It has been a marginal constituency, being held by the CDU from 1990 to 1998 and from 2009 to the present, with the SPD holding the seat from 1998 to 2009, though their majority in 2002 was 635 votes which was just 0.5% of the total.

Current MP Frank Steffel

A suburban constituency, it includes Tegel airport, currently Berlin's main airport, together with a number of Berlin lakes.

Profile

The number of residents with German citizenship was 91.0%, a figure above the Berlin average of 86.6%.[2] 38.9% of residents had University qualifications.

Electoral system

Elections in Germany take place using the Additional Member System. Voters have two votes, one for a constituency MP and one for a regional list to elect representatives for the whole of Berlin city. Elections for the Reinickendorf constituency take place using the first past the post system.

Results

2013 election

2013 German federal election: Berlin-Reinickendorf[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 Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
CDU 58,845 45.0% Increase5.9% 52,545 40.1% Increase7.2%
SPD 38,593 29.5% Increase2.0% 34,571 26.4% Increase4.9%
Green 8,790 6.7% Decrease4.0% 11,427 8.7% Decrease4.8%
Left 8,508 6.5% Decrease1.6% 10,394 7.9% Decrease1.4%
AfD 5,852 4.5% Increase4.5% 7,906 6.0% Increase6.0%
Pirates 3,251 2.5% Increase2.5% 3,417 2.6% Increase0.3%
FDP 2,605 2.0% Decrease8.6% 5,708 4.4% Decrease11.5%
NPD 2,254 1.7% Decrease0.3% 1,976 1.5% Decrease0.1%
PARTEI 865 0.7% Increase0.7% 1,074 0.8% Increase0.8%
Independent Ditsche 694 0.5% Increase0.5%
FW 624 0.5% Increase0.5% 661 0.5% Increase0.5%
pro-Deutschland   449 0.3% Increase0.3%
REP   310 0.2% Decrease0.4%
ÖDP   240 0.2% Steady
BIG   209 0.2% Increase0.2%
BüSo   75 0.1% Decrease0.2%
PSG   50 0.0% Steady
MLPD   44 0.0% Steady
Informal votes 2,603 2,428
Total Valid votes 130,881 131,056
CDU hold Majority 20,252 15.5%

2009 election

Party Constituency results List results
Candidate Votes % share +/- Votes % share +/-
Christian Democratic Union Frank Steffel 50,554 39.0 +1.3 42,771 32.9 +0.2
Social Democratic Party of Germany Jörg Stroedter 35,540 27.4 -15.1 27,842 21.4 -12.0
Alliance '90/The Greens Anke Petters 13,875 10.7 +5.3 17,577 13.5 +3.3
Free Democratic Party Mieke Senftleben 13,711 10.6 +5.1 20,580 15.8 +5.1
The Left Party.PDS Felix Lederle 10,525 8.1 +3.3 12,060 9.3 +3.1
National Democratic Party of Germany André Markau 2,613 2.0 +0.8 2,074 1.6 +0.4
Pirate Party N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,979 2.3 N/A
Others 2,675 2.1 N/A 3,983 3.1 N/A

Out of a total electorate of 183,112, the total number of votes cast was 132,532 (72.4%) of which 3,039 votes were invalid.

Source:[4]

2005 election

Party Constituency results List results
Candidate Votes % share +/- Votes % share +/-
Social Democratic Party of Germany Detlef Dzembritzki 61,133 42.5 +0.1 48,283 33.4 -1.6
Christian Democratic Union Frank Steffel 54,262 37.7 -4.3 47,223 32.7 -5.4
Free Democratic Party Mieke Senftleben 7,841 5.5 -0.4 15,544 10.8 +2.3
Alliance '90/The Greens Oliver Schruoffeneger 7,821 5.4 -0.6 14,795 10.2 -0.7
The Left Party.PDS Andreas Wehr 6,883 4.8 +2.9 8,902 6.2 +4.2
National Democratic Party of Germany André Markau 1,805 1.3 N/A 1,800 1.2 +0.8
The Grays - Gray Panthers N/A N/A N/A N/A 4,804 3.3 +2.3
Others N/A 4,008 2.9 N/A 3,026 2.2 N/A

Out of a total electorate of 185,854, the total number of votes cast was 147,047 (79.1%) of which 3,294 votes were invalid.

Source:[5]

2002 election

Party Constituency results List results
Candidate Votes % share +/- Votes % share +/-
Social Democratic Party of Germany Detlef Dzembritzki 62,700 42.5 52,008 35.1
Christian Democratic Union Roland Gewalt 62,065 42.0 56,526 38.1
Alliance '90/The Greens Oliver Schruoffeneger 8,937 6.1 16,260 11.0
Free Democratic Party Peter Tiedt 8,651 5.9 12,613 8.5
The Left Party.PDS Robert Scholtz 2,815 1.9 2,915 2.0
The Grays - Gray Panthers N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,576 1.1
Others N/A 2,509 1.7 N/A 4,165 2.7 N/A

Out of a total electorate of 187,183, the total number of votes cast was 150,276 (80.3%) of which 2,042 votes were invalid.

Source:[6]

References

  1. ^ Election results and statistics Archived October 31, 2007, at the Wayback Machine (in German)
  2. ^ Constituency data Archived June 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (in German)
  3. ^ "Bundestag election 2013 results table, Berlin-Reinickendorf". Federal Returning Officer. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "2009 results". Archived from the original on 2010-09-22. Retrieved .
  5. ^ 2005 results,Retrieved 3 August 2010. Archived June 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (in German)
  6. ^ 2002 results, Retrieved 5 August 2010. Archived October 10, 2006, at the Wayback Machine (in German)


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