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SPD General Secretary Kühnert retains direct mandate

Kevin Kühnert, SPD general secretary, remains in parliament for Tempelhof-Schöneberg Kevin Kühnert, SPD general secretary, remains in parliament for Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Kevin Kühnert, SPD normal secretary, stays in parliament for Tempelhof-Schöneberg

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The first first vote outcomes from the repeat election in Berlin are clear: in Tempelhof-Schöneberg, the SPD normal secretary is defending his direct mandate, and in Steglitz-Zehlendorf, the previous CDU justice senator Thomas Heilmann.

SPD General Secretary Kevin Kühnert defended his direct mandate within the Bundestag throughout the partial repeat of the election in Berlin. According to the state election authorities, Kühnert misplaced barely within the first votes on Sunday in comparison with the primary try in 2021, however ended up within the constituency Tempelhof-Schöneberg In the general outcome, nonetheless, it got here in first place with 26.7 p.c. The general result’s made up of the votes forged on Sunday and people nonetheless legitimate within the unique election on September 26, 2021.

The Green MPs Renate Künast, which entered the Bundestag in 2021 by way of the social gathering's state listing, got here in second place with 25.2 p.c. For the CDU politician Jan-Marco Luczak Third place was confirmed with 22.4 p.c. There have been comparatively few election mishaps within the Tempelhof-Schöneberg constituency in 2021. The vote was subsequently solely repeated in round a tenth of the polling stations, in comparison with a fifth throughout Berlin.

Also the CDU politician Thomas Heilmann As anticipated, defended his direct mandate within the constituency Steglitz-Zehlendorf. The former Berlin Justice Senator (2012 to 2016) elevated the general results of the primary votes by 0.6 factors to twenty-eight.6 p.c in comparison with the 2021 election, as might be seen from the state election authority's web site. The second strongest applicant Ruppert Stüwe from the SPD got here to 24.4 p.c after slight losses.

Some Berlin MPs have to fret about their seats

The partial repeat of the federal election in Berlin won’t change the bulk within the Bundestag. The proportion of these eligible to vote within the capital in comparison with the overall quantity on the federal stage is simply 0.9 p.c. However, some MPs may lose their seats within the Bundestag, whereas others may transfer into parliament. Berlin at present has 29 of the 736 members of the Bundestag.

The focus is especially on direct candidates who have been forward of their constituency by a manageable margin in September 2021. It needs to be thrilling Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. The former governing mayor had there Michael Müller received the direct mandate for the SPD. With 27.9 p.c, he achieved the most effective outcome within the first votes.

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Now there was one other vote in 42 p.c of the poll field voting and the related postal voting districts. The present Federal Minister for Family Affairs Lisa Paus The CDU candidate from the Greens received 24.4 p.c in 2021 Klaus-Dieter Gröhler to 22.3 p.c of the primary votes. Should Müller be overtaken this time, he would nonetheless stay within the Bundestag. He is number one on his social gathering's state listing and is subsequently protected.

The events additionally lookup with a sure rigidity Reinickendorf. The former Minister of State for Culture was mendacity there in 2021 Monika Grütters with 27.2 p.c and received the direct mandate for the CDU. Your SPD competitor Torsten Einstmann ended up at 25.8 p.c. In nearly a 3rd of the electoral districts (30.8 p.c) there will likely be one other vote. If Grütters falls behind afterwards, she may even be secured by first place on the state listing.

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Finance Minister Christian Lindner (l.);  Vice Chancellor and Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens)

But not solely direct candidates may lose their mandate because of the repeat election. If the voter turnout This time it needs to be considerably decrease than in 2021, which is what it seems like (in response to the state election authorities, solely 40.2 p.c of these eligible to vote voted by 4 p.m.), the variety of the earlier 29 seats for Berlin MPs could also be decreased. Anyone who is simply too far down on the state listing could also be out of parliament. There would then be one other seat for the respective social gathering from one other federal state.

There is a threat for the Green Party state chairwoman, for instance Nina Stahr. As the consultants from the affiliation have calculated, this additionally applies to the CDU normal secretary, for instance Ottilie Kleinfor the Berlin FDP General Secretary Lars Lindemann and the MPs Ana-Maria Trasnea (SPD), Andreas Audretsch (Greens), Pascal Meister (left) and Götz Frömming (AfD).