27 Mar 2017, 00:00

Facts on the German state elections in Saarland

Voters have cast their vote in the western state of Saarland on 26 March. An otherwise unremarkable campaign started to engage national politics when the Social Democrats put forward their new federal election frontrunner Martin Schulz. But Schulz's popularity in national polls did not help beat the governing conservative party CDU in the Saarland. This factsheet provides a few key facts on the Saarland, its electricity generation mix and the election results.


Population: 995,597 (2015)
State capital: Saarbrücken
Votes in the Bundesrat: 3 out of 69
Government: Christian Democrats (CDU) and Social Democrats (SPD)
State Prime Minister: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU)
Minister for Economics, Labour, Energy and Transport: Anke Rehlinger (SPD)
Minister for Environment and Consumer Protection: Reinhold Jost (SPD)

  Saarland (preliminary) election results.



Power generation by source in Saarland 2014. Source - UBA 2015.

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

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