2019 Bremen State Election
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2019 Bremen State Election
2019 Bremen state election

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All 84 seats of the Bürgerschaft of Bremen
43 seats needed for a majority
Turnout1,469,506 (64.1%)
Increase 13.9%
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Carsten Meyer-Heder Carsten Sieling Maike Schaefer
Party CDU SPD Green
Last election 20 seats, 22.4% 30 seats, 32.8% 14 seats, 15.1%
Seats won 24 23 16
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 7 Increase 2
Popular vote 391,709 366,375 256,181
Percentage 26.7% 24.9% 17.4%
Swing Increase 4.3% Decrease 7.9% Increase 2.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
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Leader Kristina Vogt Frank Magnitz Lencke Wischhusen
Party Left AfD FDP
Last election 8 seats, 9.5% 4 seats, 5.5% 6 seats, 6.6%
Seats won 10 5 5
Seat change Increase 2 Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 166,378 89,939 87,420
Percentage 11.3% 6.1% 5.9%
Swing Increase 1.8% Increase 0.6% Decrease 0.7%

  Seventh party
 
Leader Hinrich Lührssen
Party BIW
Last election 1 seat, 3.2%
Seats won 1
Seat change Steady 0
Popular vote 35,808
Percentage 2.4%
Swing Decrease 0.8%

Mayor and Government before election

Carsten Sieling (SPD)
SPD-Green

Elected Mayor and Government

Andreas Bovenschulte (SPD)
SPD-Green-Left

The 2019 Bremen state election was held on 26 May 2019 to elect the members of the Bürgerschaft of Bremen, as well as the city councils of Bremen and Bremerhaven. The election took place on the same day as the 2019 European Parliament election.[1][2][3]

The opposition Christian Democratic Union (CDU) became the largest party in the Bürgerschaft, while the Social Democratic Party (SPD) fell to second place. The Greens and The Left also recorded small upswings.

Despite winning a narrow plurality, the CDU was opposed by a left-wing majority in the Bürgerschaft. Incumbent Mayor Carsten Sieling resigned after the election, and was succeeded by fellow SPD member Andreas Bovenschulte, who formed a three-party coalition government between the SPD, Greens, and Left. This was the first time that The Left had been involved in a government in western Germany.[4][5]

Parties

The table below lists parties represented in the previous Bürgerschaft of Bremen.

Name Ideology Leader(s) 2015 result 2019 seats
Votes (%) Seats Seats
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Social democracy Carsten Sieling 32.8%
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Christian democracy Carsten Meyer-Heder 22.4%
Grüne Alliance 90/The Greens
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Green politics Maike Schaefer 15.1%
Linke The Left
Die Linke
Democratic socialism Kristina Vogt 9.5%
FDP Free Democratic Party
Freie Demokratische Partei
Classical liberalism Lencke Wischhusen 6.6%
AfD Alternative for Germany
Alternative für Deutschland
German nationalism
Right-wing populism
Frank Magnitz 5.5%
BiW Citizens in Rage
Bürger in Wut
Right-wing populism Hinrich Lührssen 3.2%
LKR Liberal Conservative Reformers
Liberal-Konservative Reformer
Liberal conservatism
Soft Euroscepticism
Christian Schäfer -
IND Independents
Parteilose
- Susanne Wendland -

Opinion polls

Opinion polling for the 2019 Bremen state election.svg

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
SPD CDU Grüne Linke FDP AfD Others Lead
2019 state election 26 May 2019 - 24.9 26.7 17.4 11.3 5.9 6.1 7.7 1.8
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 20-23 May 2019 1,664 24.5 26 18 12 5 7 7.5 1.5
INSA 15-20 May 2019 1,000 23 28 18 11 6 6 8 5
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 13-15 May 2019 1,021 24.5 26 18 12 5.5 8 6 1.5
Infratest dimap 13-15 May 2019 1,007 24 27 18 12 5 6 8 3
Infratest dimap 25 Apr-2 May 2019 1,000 25 26 18 12 6 8 5 1
INSA 22 Mar-1 Apr 2019 1,000 25 25 19 11 7 7 6 Tie
Infratest dimap 24-30 Jan 2019 1,000 24 25 18 13 6 8 6 1
FGW Telefonfeld 20-23 Aug 2018 1,015 26 26 20 12 7 6 3 Tie
pollytix 22 Jun-2 Jul 2018 1,000 28 24 14 14 10 8 2 4
INSA 14-18 May 2018 1,003 22 24 14 17 9 10 4 2
Infratest dimap 13-18 Apr 2018 1,002 26 24 14 15 7 9 5 2
2017 federal election 24 Sep 2017 - 26.8 25.1 11.1 13.1 9.3 10.0 4.3 1.7
Infratest dimap 9-14 Jan 2017 1,003 29 24 13 11 8 11 4 5
Infratest dimap 26 Apr-2 May 2016 1,000 29 22 16 10 7 11 5 7
2015 state election 10 May 2015 - 32.8 22.4 15.1 9.5 6.6 5.5 8.0 10.4

Mayor polling

Polling firm Fieldwork date Carsten Sieling.jpg None/Unsure Lead

SPD

CDU
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 26 May 2019 45 34 - 11
Infratest dimap 26 May 2019 42 36 - 6
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 23 May 2019 43 31 26 12
Infratest dimap 16 May 2019 42 28 17 14
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 16 May 2019 42 29 29 13
Infratest dimap 7 May 2019 39 31 18 8

Preferred coalition

Polling firm Fieldwork date Assessment SPD
Grüne
SPD
Grüne
Linke
CDU
Grüne
SPD
CDU
CDU
Grüne
FDP
SPD
Grüne
FDP
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen May 2019 Positive 41 39 28 27 26 20
Negative 57 59 68 70 71 76

Election result

Map of results by constituency
Summary of the 26 May 2019 election results for the Bürgerschaft of Bremen
Germany Bremen Buergerschaft 2019.svg
Party Votes % +/- Seats Total
seats
+/- Seats %
Bremen Bremerhaven
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 391,709 26.7 Increase4.3 20 4 24 Increase4 28.6
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 366,375 24.9 Decrease7.9 19 4 23 Decrease7 27.4
Alliance 90/The Greens (Grüne) 256,181 17.4 Increase2.3 13 3 16 Increase2 19.0
The Left (Linke) 166,378 11.3 Increase1.8 9 1 10 Increase2 11.9
Alternative for Germany (AfD) 89,939 6.1 Increase0.6 4 1 5 Increase1 6.0
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 87,420 5.9 Decrease0.7 4 1 5 Decrease1 6.0
Citizens in Rage (BiW) 35,808 2.4 Decrease0.8 0 1 1 Steady0 1.2
Die PARTEI (PARTEI) 24,433 1.7 Decrease0.2 0 0 0 ±0 0
Free Voters (FW) 14,205 1.0 Increase1.0 0 0 0 ±0 0
Pirate Party Germany (Piraten) 14,143 1.0 Decrease0.5 0 0 0 ±0 0
Party of Humanists (Humanists) 6,655 0.5 Increase0.5 0 0 0 ±0 0
Basic Income Alliance (BGE) 5,970 0.4 Increase0.4 0 0 0 ±0 0
V-Partei³ (V³) 4,277 0.3 Increase0.3 0 0 0 ±0 0
Welcome to Reality (WIR) 2,821 0.2 Increase0.2 0 0 0 ±0 0
Human World (MW) 2,565 0.2 Increase0.2 0 0 0 ±0 0
The Right (Right) 627 0.0 Steady0.0 0 0 0 ±0 0
Total 1,469,506 100.0 69 15 84 Increase1
Voter turnout 64.1 Increase13.9
2019 Bremen state election voter demographics [6]
Demographic subgroup CDU SPD Grüne Linke AfD FDP
Total vote 27 25 17 11 6 6
Gender
Men 26 23 15 11 9 6
Women 24 25 20 11 5 5
Education
lower Education 25 39 7 6 11 4
higher Education 24 19 23 14 4 6
Election decision (as % of their voters)
Disappointment 38 21 24 28 54 37
Conviction 55 69 71 64 42 57
Others
Last-Minute-Decision 22 25 18 11 4 7
First-time-Voter 11 15 34 14 4 10
Popular Vote
CDU
26.66%
SPD
24.93%
B'90/GRÜNE
17.43%
DIE LINKE
11.32%
AfD
6.12%
FDP
5.95%
BiW
2.44%
Other
5.15%
Bürgerschaft seats
CDU
28.57%
SPD
27.38%
B'90/GRÜNE
19.05%
DIE LINKE
11.90%
AfD
5.95%
FDP
5.95%
BiW
1.19%

References

  1. ^ "Bürgerschaftswahl 2019 in Bremen: Die wichtigsten Fakten im Überblick". www.merkur.de (in German). 2019-04-05. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Bürgerschaftswahl 2019 in Bremen: Fragen und Antworten zur Wahl in Bremen". handelsblatt.com (in German). Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Bürgerschaftswahl 2019 - Wahlen zur Bremischen Bürgerschaft". landesportal.bremen.de (in German). Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Bremen: So tickt Andreas Bovenschulte (SPD)". Die Welt. 8 July 2019 – via www.welt.de.
  5. ^ "Bremer SPD schließt Koalition mit CDU aus - buten un binnen". www.butenunbinnen.de.
  6. ^ "Tagesschau.de".

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