The Left Schleswig-Holstein

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The Left Schleswig-Holstein
Die Linke logo.svg
Chairperson Marianne Kolter
Hanno Knierim
Treasurer Anna Kromm
executive Director Daniel Hofmann, Björn Thoroe
Establishment date September 7, 2007
Place of foundation Kiel
Headquarters Parade ground 34
24103 Kiel
Landtag mandates
Number of members 1,239 (as of end of 2017)

Die Linke Schleswig-Holstein ( proper spelling : DIE LINKE. Landesverband Schleswig-Holstein - also called Left Party ) is the regional association of the German party Die Linke in the state of Schleswig-Holstein .


The Left Party Schleswig-Holstein was born on 7 September 2007 by the merger of the German Transformation Act the party WASG Schleswig-Holstein and the Party , the Left Party Schleswig-Holstein after it already in the general election in 2005 under the name of the Left Party nationwide had cooperated. In 2008 the party ran for the first time in local elections in Schleswig-Holstein and achieved its best result to date of 6.9 percent nationwide. On September 27, 2009, in her first state parliament election , she made it into the Kiel state parliament with 6.0 percent of the vote . In 2012 she missed re-entry in the state elections with 2.3 percent.


Programmatically, the party is positioned with a focus on the topic of social justice . It stands for a society that subordinates market mechanisms to social objectives and wants to transfer the areas of services of general interest , infrastructure, the energy industry and the financial sector into public ownership. The left wants a welfare state that comprehensively covers life risks. An active labor market policy should create well-paid regular jobs. In Schleswig-Holstein, the party advocates a publicly funded employment sector (ÖBS) in order to create employment relationships for the unemployed that secure a living, subject to social insurance contributions.

The party attaches great importance to the connection between party politics and movement politics : Many of its members are unionized , active in anti-fascist alliances and organizations , in socio-political initiatives, in the peace movement or otherwise active on a voluntary basis.


Since the 2017 federal election , Die Linke Schleswig-Holstein has been represented by two members of the Bundestag : Cornelia Möhring , spokeswoman for women's affairs for the left-wing parliamentary group and deputy parliamentary group leader, and Lorenz Gösta Beutin , the newly elected member of the Bundestag and state spokesman .

In the 17th electoral period (October 2009 to June 2012) the party was represented by six members in the state parliament. The former member of the state parliament Ulrich Schippels was together with the state spokeswoman Marianne Kolter the top candidate for the state election on May 7, 2017.

Election results

Local elections 2008 May 25, 2008 6.9%
State election 2009 September 27, 2009 6.0%
Bundestag election 2009 state result September 27, 2009 7.9%
State election 2012 May 6, 2012 2.3%
Local elections 2013 May 26, 2013 2.5%
State result for the federal election 2013 22nd September 2013 5.2%
State election 2017 May 7, 2017 3.8%
2017 federal election results September 24, 2017 7.3%
Local elections 2018 May 6, 2018 3.9%

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Number of members: DIE LINKE. March 12, 2018, accessed March 12, 2018 .
  2. § 1 Name, seat, purpose and area of ​​activity. In: statutes of the LEFT. Schleswig-Holstein State Association . Accessed February 9, 2017.
  3. Candidates for the 2017 state elections in Schleswig-Holstein , accessed on February 9, 2017.
  4. State election in Schleswig-Holstein on May 7, 2017. (No longer available online.) Statistical Office for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein , archived from the original on August 25, 2017 ; Retrieved August 25, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

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