State election in Rhineland-Palatinate 2001
The state elections in Rhineland-Palatinate 2001 took place on March 25, at the same time as the state elections in Baden-Württemberg . The election winner was the SPD , which was able to continue the social-liberal coalition strengthened .
Minister-President Kurt Beck, who has been in office since 1994, stood for the SPD, and Christoph Böhr stood for the CDU . The FDP, which has ruled in a social-liberal coalition with the SPD since 1991, presented Hans-Artur Bauckhage as the top candidate.
The election to the 14th state parliament led to the following result (final result):
- Eligible voters: 3,025,090
- Voters: 1,879,960 (turnout: 62.15%)
- Valid constituency votes: 1,817,920
- Valid national votes: 1,833,846
Voter turnout fell for the fourth time in a row, reaching its lowest level in the country's existence. Once again, voter turnout was significantly lower in cities than in rural areas. The independent cities had a turnout of around 58%, the municipalities not belonging to the association counted 59% and the association municipalities more than 64%. The highest voter turnout was 73% in the Cochem-Land community, the lowest in Idar-Oberstein with 53%.
Constituency mandates for the SPD and CDU in the 2001 and 1996 state elections and changes:
|Constituency mandates / change SPD CDU||SPD||CDU|
|Constituency mandates 1996||24||27|
|Constituency win by the same party as in 1996||23||20th|
|Gaining a new constituency||7th||1|
|Loss of a previous constituency||1||7th|
|Constituency mandates 2001||30th||21st|
- The election to the 14th Landtag Rhineland-Palatinate on March 25, 2001 - results and first analyzes -; in: Statistical monthly bulletins Rhineland-Palatinate, 54th volume, issue 4, April 2001, online
- FDP top candidate Bauckhage: We had a hard time being heard; in: SPON, online