State election in Rhineland-Palatinate 1983
The state elections in Rhineland-Palatinate in 1983 took place on March 6th together with the federal elections in 1983 , which led to an exceptionally high turnout of 90.4%. The FDP for the first time failed the entry into the state parliament. It not only failed clearly at the five percent hurdle , but also performed worse than the first-time candidate Greens . The winner of the election was the CDU , led by Prime Minister Bernhard Vogel , which was able to expand its absolute majority.
A sole government of the CDU under Prime Minister Bernhard Vogel faced the SPD and FDP as opposition parties in parliament.
State election on March 6, 1983
Eligible voters: 2,811,713
Voters: 2,541,834 (turnout: 90.40%)
Valid votes: 2,515,393
Invalid votes: 26,441 (1.04%)
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