Status: 24/09/2023, 12:48 p.m.
By: Klaus-Maria More
Three weeks before the state elections in Bavaria, Markus Söder stood for election as CSU chairman and achieved a personal best. All CSU results in the ranking.
Munich – With a historic 96.6 percent, the delegates at the CSU party congress have confirmed Markus Söder as their chairman. He thus clearly topped his results from the past elections (see ranking below) and can go into the final phase of the state election in Bavaria on October 8, 2023 strengthened. Only Söder's role model and CSU superfather Franz Josef Strauss achieved a better result twice.
Good, but Strauss was better: the results of the CSU chairmen in comparison. © Imago
CSU party chairmanship in the ranking: The best and worst results of all time
The CSU has chosen a party leader 46 times. In most cases, the elections ended with values above the 90 percent mark because there were no opposing candidates. Only in December 1946, 1949, 1955 and 2007 did battle votes produce results in which there were also losers. In 1955, for example, Franz Josef Strauss was defeated by Hanns Seidel and in 2007 by Horst Seehofer and Gabriele Pauli by Erwin Huber.
CSU presidency elections in the ranking: The six best results of all time
- 1979 - Franz Josef Strauss: 99.0 percent
- 1985 - Franz Josef Strauss: 98.8 percent
- 1967 - Franz Josef Strauss: 98.5 percent
- 1988 - Theo Waigel: 98.3 percent
- 1959 - Hanns Seidel: 98.0 percent
- 1950 - Hans Ehard: 98.0 percent
CSU Presidency Elections in the Ranking: The Six Worst Results of All Time (Without Battle Votes)
- 1947 - Josef Müller: 61.6 percent
- 1983 - Franz Josef Strauss: 77.1 percent
- 1951 - Hans Ehard: 79.1 percent
- 2017 - Horst Seehofer: 83.7 percent
- 1997 - Theo Waigel: 85.3 percent
- 1963 - Franz Josef Strauss: 86.8 percent
CSU presidency in historical comparison: The results of Markus Söder
- 19 January 2019 87.4 percent
- 18 October 2019 91.3 percent
- September 10, 2021 87.6 percent
- September 23, 2023 96.6 percent
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