06 Dec 2016, 00:00

Facts on German state elections in Berlin and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Voters cast their vote in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on 4 September and in the city state of Berlin on 18 September. The debates about immigration and the federal refugee policy dominated the election campaigns and all eyes were on the surge of the right-wing Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). This factsheet provides a few key facts on the two states, their electricity generation mix and the preliminary final results. [UPDATES coalition Berlin]


Population: 3.5 million (2015)
State capital: Berlin
Votes in the Bundesrat: 4 out of 69
Government: Social Democrats (SPD), Green Party, Left Party
State Prime Minister: Michael Müller (SPD)
Senator for Economy, Energy and Businesses: Ramona Pop (Green Party)
Senator for Environment, Transport and Climate Protection: Regine Günther (Green Party)



State party websites:
CDU, SPD, Green Party, Left Party, FDP, AfD, Pirate Party


Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Population: 1.6 million (2015)
State capital: Schwerin
Votes in the Bundesrat: 3 out of 69
Government: Social Democrats (SPD) and Christian Democrats (CDU)
State Prime Minister: Erwin Sellering (SPD)
Minister of Energy, Infrastructure: Christian Pegel (SPD)
Minister for Agriculture and Environment: Till Backhaus (SPD)



State party websites:
CDU, SPD, Green Party, Left Party, FDP, AfD, NPD

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