2016 Saxony-Anhalt state election

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Reiner Haseloff (Martin Rulsch) 10.jpg Wulf Gallert 2012 (portrait).jpg Katrin Budde Juso Bundeskongress 2012.jpg
Reiner Haseloff
CDU Saxony-Anhalt Leader
Wulf Gallert
The Left Leader
Katrin Budde
SPD Saxony-Anhalt Leader

The Saxony-Anhalt state election was held on 13 March 2016 in the German State of Saxony-Anhalt for the next composition of the Parliament of Saxony-Anhalt. The incumbent Governor is Reiner Haseloff of the CDU, governing with the SPD.

Issues and campaign[change | change source]

Results[change | change source]

  • 30 CDU MPs were elected (down 12) - 29.8%
  • 24 AfD MPs were elected (up 24) - 24.2%
  • 17 The Left MPs were elected (down 9) - 16.3%
  • 11 SPD MPs were elected (down 17) - 10.6%
  • 5 Green MPs were elected (down 4) - 5.2%

Post-election[change | change source]

The only realistic possibility would be a coalition government of the CDU, SPD and the Greens. Together, they would have a 2-seat majority . Other combinations (such as the CDU and The Left or CDU and AfD) are highly unlikely. The stark differences among the parties will make it harder for negotiations to create a coalition. [1]

Polls before the election[change | change source]

The reference for the polls is wahlrecht.de.[2]

Poll Date CDU Left SPD Green NPD FDP Pirate AfD Other
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen[3] 3/10/2016 32% 21% 14% 5% 4.5% 18% 5.5%
Forsa[3] 3/9/2016 30% 20% 17% 5% 5% 18% 5%
INSA[3] 3/7/2016 29% 20% 15.5% 6% 4% 19% 6.5%
uniQma[3] 3/7/2016 30% 19% 18% 5% 1% 4% 17% 6%
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen[3] 3/4/2016 32% 20% 15% 5% 4% 17% 7%
Infratest dimap[3] 3/3/2016 31% 21% 15% 5.5% 4.5% 19% 4%
INSA[3] 2/28/2016 29.5% 20% 17% 5% 5% 17% 6.5%
INSA[3] 2/22/2016 30% 21% 16% 5% 4% 17% 7%
Infratest dimap[3] 2/17/2016 32% 20% 18% 5% 4% 17% 4%
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen[3] 1/14/2016 33% 19% 19% 5% 3% 15% 6%
INSA[3] 12/5/2015 35% 23% 15.5% 6% 3% 13.5% 4%
Infratest dimap[3] 9/14/2015 34% 26% 21% 7% 3% 5% 4%
GMS[3] 7/1/2015 35% 21% 21% 6% 3% 4% 6% 4%
Infratest dimap[3] 8/20/2013 39% 22% 21% 7% 2% 3% 6%
State election 2011[3] 3/20/2011 32.5% 23.7% 21.5% 7.1% 4.6% 3.8% 1.4% N/A 5.4%

References[change | change source]

  1. "German state elections: Success for right-wing AfD, losses for Merkel's CDU". 2016-03-14.
  2. "Umfragen Sachsen-Anhalt". wahlrecht.de. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 Wahlrecht.de: Wahlumfragen zur Landtagswahl in Sachsen-Anhalt.

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