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Official provisional German Election 2002 results

Official provisional result of the 2002 Bundestag elections

The Federal Returning Officer has released the official provisional result of the elections to the 15th German Bundestag held on 22 September 2002.

With a voter participation of 79.1% (1998: 82.2%), the parties obtained the following shares in the total number of second votes cast:

Spd 38.5 % (1998: 40.9 %)
Cdu 29.5 % (1998: 28.4 %)
Csu 9.0 % (1998: 6.7 %)
Grüne 8.6 % (1998: 6.7 %)
F.D.P. 7.4 % (1998: 6.2 %)
Pds 4.0 % (1998: 5.1 %)
And Others 3.0 % (1998: 5.9 %)

In the 2002 Bundestag elections, the share of invalid second votes was 1.2% (1998: 1.3%).

Pursuant to Art. 1 (1) of the Federal Electoral Law, the 15th German Bundestag will comprise 598 Members (1998: 656 Members) plus 5 excessive (overhang) mandates. The total of Members of Parliament will hence amount to 603.

In accordance with the official provisional result, the below parties will be represented with the following numbers of seats in the 15th German Bundestag:
SPD 251 seats (1998: 2981); 2672)), including 171 constituency seats (1998: 2121); 1882))
CDU 190 seats (1998: 1981); 1802)), including 82 constituency seats (1998: 741); 712))
CSU 58 seats (1998: 471); 432)), including 43 constituency seats (1998: 381); 382))
GRÜNE 55 seats (1998: 471); 432)), including 1 constituency seats (1998: 01); 02))
F.D.P. 47 seats (1998: 431); 402)), including 0 constituency seats (1998: 01); 02))
PDS 2 seats (1998: 361); 322)), including 2 constituency seats (1998: 41); 22))

1) Situation at the time of election: distribution of 656 seats and 13 excessive mandates of the SPD

2) Distribution after recalculating the results of the 1998 Bundestag elections on the basis of 598 seats

As PDS candidates were elected in two constituencies, the PDS is represented in the 15th German Bundestag with two candidates.

The number of the Land list seats won by each party can be obtained via Internet at See... .

The provisional results of the 2002 Bundestag elections for the Federation, the Länder, and the individual constituencies are available on the Internet at and are documented in issue no. 2 on the elections to the 15th German Bundestag (Vorläufige Ergebnisse nach Wahlkreisen – Provisional results by constituencies) of the Federal Statistical Office. That publication may be obtained from booksellers or from the publishers Metzler-Poeschel, delivery: SFG-Servicecenter Fachverlage GmbH, Postfach 4343, D-72774 Reutlingen, tel: (+49-7071) 935350, fax: (+49-7071) 935335.

The Federal Returning Officer expresses his warmest thanks to the hundreds of thousands of voluntary workers in the electoral boards. Without the readiness of so many people to put their personal needs after the interest of the state community, performing a regular election would be impossible to ensure. Thanks are also expressed to those who have kept the election process running smoothly by working at the elective offices, at authorities, or at the Deutsche Post AG postal services.

The final official results of the 2002 Bundestag elections will be released by the Federal Electoral Committee at a public meeting at the German Bundestag, room 1.228, Jakob-Kaiser-Haus (Eingang Wilhelmstraße 68), Berlin, on 9 October 2002 at 11 a.m.

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