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Encyclopedia > German federal election, 2002
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The 15th German federal election, 2002 was conducted on September 22, 2002, to elect members to the Bundestag (lower house) of Germany. September 22 is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years). ... 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bundestag (Federal Diet) is the parliament of Germany. ...

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Issues and Campaign

Several issues dominated the campaign, with the opposition CDU/CSU attacking the government's performance on the economy as well as campaigning on family values issues and against taxes (particularly on fuel). The government, on the other hand, was helped by broad support for its opposition to the Iraq War and by Gerhard Schröder's personal popularity relative to the opposition's candidate for Chancellor, CSU leader Edmund Stoiber. The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first military act of the Iraq War, and was launched by the United States and the United Kingdom on March 20, 2003, with support from some other governments, making up what was described as the coalition of the willing. After about three weeks... Gerhard Fritz Kurt Schröder [] (born April 7, 1944 in Mossenberg-Wöhren), a German politician, has been serving as Chancellor of Germany since 1998. ... The German title Bundeskanzler is also the title of the Chancellor of Austria, and the title of a Swiss federal official (List of Federal Chancellors of Switzerland). ... French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin with Edmund Stoiber Arnold Schwarzenegger with Edmund Stoiber Edmund Rüdiger Stoiber J.D., (born September 28, 1941) is a German politician, currently State Premier of the state of Bavaria and chairman of the Christian Social Union (CSU). ...


Results

Although the opposition gained seats, and the result was in doubt for most of the election night, the governing coalition retained a narrow majority. In particular, the SPD was able to partially offset declines in their vote share in the West with an increase in the East, with the PDS falling below both the 5% threshold and the 3-seat threshold.

Party Party List votes Vote percentage (change) Total Seats (change) Seat percentage
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 18,484,560 38.5% -2.4% 251 -47 41.6%
Alliance '90/The Greens 4,108,314 8.6% +1.9% 55 +8 9.1%
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 14,164,183 29.5% +1.1% 190 -8 31.5%
Christian Social Union (CSU) 4,311,513 9.0% +2.2% 58 +11 9.6%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 3,537,466 7.4% +1.1% 47 +4 7.8%
Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) 1,915,797 4.0% -1.1% 2 -34 0.3%
All Others 1,458,471 3.0%   0   0.0%
Totals 47,980,304 100.0%   603 -66 100.0%
Seat results -- SPD in red, Greens in green, PDS in purple, FDP in yellow, CDU/CSU in black
Seat results -- SPD in red, Greens in green, PDS in purple, FDP in yellow, CDU/CSU in black

SPD redirects here. ... Party symbol of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (literally: Alliance 90/The Greens), the German Green Party, is a political party in Germany whose regional predecessors were founded in the late 1970s as part of the new social movements. ... The Christian Democratic Union (CDU - Christlich-Demokratische Union) is a political party in Germany. ... The Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU – ) is a conservative Germany. ... The Free Democratic Party (Freie Demokratische Partei - FDP) is a free-market liberal party in Germany. ... Party of Democratic Socialism is a political party in India; see Party of Democratic Socialism (India) the former name of a German political party; see Left Party (Germany). ... German election results seat chart SDP in red, Green in green, PDS in purple, FDP in yellow, CDU/CSU in black made by me This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... German election results seat chart SDP in red, Green in green, PDS in purple, FDP in yellow, CDU/CSU in black made by me This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ...

Post-election

The coalition between the SPD and the Greens continued in government with Gerhard Schröder as chancellor. Gerhard Fritz Kurt Schröder [] (born April 7, 1944 in Mossenberg-Wöhren), a German politician, has been serving as Chancellor of Germany since 1998. ... The German title Bundeskanzler is also the title of the Chancellor of Austria, and the title of a Swiss federal official (List of Federal Chancellors of Switzerland). ...

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Introduction to the German Federal Election System (2797 words)
All Germans are entitled to vote in elections for the German Bundestag who are at least 18 years old on election day, have lived in the electoral area for at least three months, and have not been disqualified by judicial decision.
The Federal Electoral Law (Article 49), the Election Scrutiny Act of 12 March 1951 and the Law on the Federal Constitutional Court of 3 February 1971 contain detailed provisions governing the prerequisites and procedures for contesting an election.
General and direct elections by secret ballot were envisaged for the first time in German history in the electoral law of the North German Confederation enacted on 17 April 1867, the electoral law for the Reichstag of 31 May 1869, and the law on elections for the German Reich of 16 April 1871.
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