1992 Schleswig-Holstein State Election
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1992 Schleswig-Holstein State Election
1992 Schleswig-Holstein state election

← 1988 5 April 1992 1996 →

All 89 seats in the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein
45 seats needed for a majority
Turnout1,487,909 (71.7%)
Decrease 5.7%
  First party Second party Third party
  Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F080691-0026, Björn Engholm.jpg KAS-Hennig, Ottfried-Bild-26596-1.jpg
Leader Björn Engholm Ottfried Hennig
Party SPD CDU DVU
Last election 46 seats, 54.8% 27 seats, 33.3%
Seats won 45 32 6
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 5 Increase 6
Popular vote 687,427 503,510 93,295
Percentage 46.2% 33.8% 6.3%
Swing Decrease 8.6% Increase 0.5% Increase 6.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party FDP Green SSW
Last election 0 seats, 4.4% 1 seat, 1.7%
Seats won 5 0 1
Seat change Increase 5 Steady 0 Steady 0
Popular vote 86,227 71,014 28,245
Percentage 5.6% 5.0% 1.9%
Swing Increase 1.2% Increase 2.1% Increase 0.2%

The 1992 Schleswig-Holstein state election was held on 5 April 1992 to elect the members of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein. The incumbent Social Democratic Party (SPD) government led by Minister-President Björn Engholm narrowly retained its majority by a margin of one seat. The major change of the election was the entry of the national conservative German People's Union to the Landtag. The Free Democratic Party also re-entered the Landtag, while The Greens failed to surpass the threshold by a margin of 0.03%.

Parties

The table below lists parties represented in the previous Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein.

Name Ideology Leader(s) 1988 result
Votes (%) Seats
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Social democracy Björn Engholm 54.8%
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Christian democracy Ottfried Hennig 33.3%
SSW South Schleswig Voters' Association
Südschleswigscher Wählerverband
Danish and Frisian minority interests 1.7%

Election result

Summary of the 5 April 1992 election results for the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein
1992 Schleswig-Holstein state election - composition chart.svg
Party Votes % +/- Seats +/- Seats %
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 687,427 46.2 Decrease8.6 45 Decrease1 50.6
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 503,510 33.8 Increase0.5 32 Increase5 36.0
German People's Union (DVU) 93,295 6.3 Increase6.4 6 Increase6 6.7
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 82,963 5.6 Increase1.2 5 Increase5 5.6
South Schleswig Voters' Association (SSW) 28,245 1.9 Increase0.2 1 ±0 1.1
Alliance 90/The Greens (Grüne) 74,014 5.0 Increase2.9 0 ±0 0
The Republicans (REP) 18,225 1.2 Increase0.6 0 ±0 0
Others 230 0.0 0 ±0 0
Total 1,487,909 100.0 89 Increase15
Voter turnout 71.7 Decrease5.7
Popular Vote
SPD
46.20%
CDU
33.84%
DVU
6.27%
FDP
5.58%
B'90/GRÜNE
4.97%
SSW
1.90%
Other
1.24%
Landtag seats
SPD
50.56%
CDU
35.96%
DVU
6.74%
FDP
5.62%
SSW
1.12%

Sources


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