Election to the Berlin House of Representatives in 1995
In the election for the Berlin House of Representatives on October 22, 1995 , the grand coalition ruling since 1990 under the Governing Mayor Eberhard Diepgen stood for re-election for the first time.
Eberhard Diepgen stood for the fourth time as the top candidate of the CDU , while the SPD stood with Social Senator Ingrid Stahmer . Ingrid Stahmer was able to prevail against the former head of government Walter Momper in an internal party election .
Despite losses of 3.0 percentage points, the CDU was able to assert itself as the strongest force with 37.4%, but the SPD suffered losses of 6.8 percentage points and only achieved 23.6% of the vote. The FDP lost 4.6 percentage points and left parliament with 2.5%, while the Greens gained 3.8 percentage points to 13.2% of the vote and the PDS gained 5.4 percentage points to 14.6%.
The election result reflected a generally perceived dissatisfaction with the grand coalition, which, however, was continued in the absence of political alternatives. Eberhard Diepgen was re-elected as governing mayor at the beginning of 1996, Ingrid Stahmer remained a senator, but was unable to assert herself with her claim to take over the office as Diepgen's deputy.
The turnout in this election fell below 70% for the first time in Berlin's electoral history since 1946. Before that, voter turnout had always been well over 70%, and by 1985 even over 80%.
|Election on October 22, 1995|
|KPD / RZ||6,527||0.4%|
|Citizens' Union Berlin||1,944||0.1%|
- Election to the Berlin House of Representatives on October 22, 1995 , Office for Statistics Berlin-Brandenburg
- Election to the Berlin House of Representatives on December 2, 1990 , Office for Statistics Berlin-Brandenburg; Comparison value GREEN 1990 = AL + Bü90