A new state parliament is elected in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
The results of the state election 2021 in the live ticker.
Schwerin - In the state elections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in 2021 *, the citizens decide who will govern them for the next five years.
Will Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) stay in office or can other parties force a change of government?
The answer will be given on September 26, 2021, parallel to the 2021 federal election *.
Around 1.3 million eligible voters in the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state election in 2021 will decide which candidates and parties will move into the state parliament in Schwerin Castle.
They have a first vote and a second vote.
With the first vote, they elect candidates in their constituency.
With the second vote, the state list of a party is elected.
The result of the second votes determines how many seats the parties get in the state parliament.
Votes can be cast on election Sunday (September 26, 2021) between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the polling station or by postal vote.
Immediately after the polling stations close, the counting of votes begins and the first projections and interim results are published.
State election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 2021: which parties are up for election?
In the state election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in 2021, there are 24 state lists of the parties to choose from.
A total of 341 candidates apply.
It goes without saying that the parties that are already established in the Landtag or Bundestag are:
Alliance 90 / The Greens*
You can also choose from the Animal Welfare Party, NPD, Free Horizon, Die PARTTEI, Free Voters *, Pirates, DKP, Bündnis C, Tierschutz hier !, Die Basis, DiB, FPA, LKR, ÖDP, Die Humanisten, Gesundheitsforschung, Team Todenhöfer and independents.
State election of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 2021: who are the top candidates?
The incumbent Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Manuela Schwesig, is running for the state elections in 2021 and is hoping for re-election.
Schwesig took over the office in 2017 from Erwin Sellering, who had resigned for health reasons.
The other parties represented in the Bundestag and the Landtag have also put forward top candidates.
Manuela Schwesig (SPD)
: The 47-year-old chairwoman of the SPD Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania enters the race as the incumbent.
She has several years of government experience: from 2008 to 2013 she was Minister for Social Affairs and Health in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, from 2013 to 2017 she was Federal Minister for Family Affairs.
Since then she has been Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Michael Sack (CDU)
: The graduate civil engineer has been state chairman of the CDU in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania since 2020.
He was mayor of Loitz and has been district administrator of the Vorpommern-Greifswald district since 2018.
The 48-year-old is married and has three children.
Nikolaus Kramer (AfD)
: The AfD top candidate has been in the state parliament since 2016 and was elected to the state executive in the same year.
Kramer has been chairman of the AfD parliamentary group since 2017.
Simone Oldenburg (left)
: The teacher has been in the state parliament since 2011.
The 52-year-old has been chairman of the left-wing parliamentary group since 2016.
She has been active in local politics since 2004 and is the deputy mayor of the municipality of Gägelow.
Anne Shepley (Greens)
: The 42-year-old was born and raised in Western Pomerania and works for a media company in Schwerin.
Shepley has only been with the Greens since 2018, and has been in the district council of Northwest Mecklenburg since 2019.
René Domke (FDP)
: The financial economist has been a member of the FDP since 2002.
The state chairman of his party has been since 2013.
The 49-year-old is a member of the district council of Northwest Mecklenburg and is chairman of the “FDP Pirates” faction.
State election of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: The results of the 2016 election
In the state elections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in 2016, the SPD was able to address most of the voters. The Social Democrats received 30.6 percent of the second vote. The second strongest force was the AfD with 20.8 percent. The CDU landed in third place (19 percent). The left received 13.2 percent of the vote. The Greens (4.8) missed their entry into the state parliament in 2016. With only three percent of the second vote, the FDP also failed at the five percent hurdle. The NPD also received three percent of the vote and was thrown out of the state parliament. (Max Schäfer) In addition to the state elections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, you also want to follow the outcome of the federal elections? In our live ticker for the 2021 federal election you will find all results and forecasts on election evening. *
is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA