With strong increases, the right-wing populist citizens in anger even left the CDU behind. But the SPD got the most votes in Bremerhaven. And the FDP can breathe easy
In Bremerhaven, the Bürger in Wut (BiW) became the second strongest force behind the SPD in the state elections. In Seestadt, all polling districts were already counted on Monday, according to the state election management. Accordingly, the SPD got the most votes with 29 percent. The BiW reached 22.7 percent, just ahead of the CDU with 21.3 percent.
The FDP managed 5.2 percent in Bremerhaven. This means that the FDP will get into the Bremen parliament, even if it falls below the five percent hurdle when the votes are counted in the city of Bremen. The Greens landed in Bremerhaven with 13.2 percent of the votes, the left reached 6.1 percent. Voter turnout was 44 percent.
The counting of the electoral districts in Bremen continued on Monday – the overall result for the state of Bremen is not expected until Wednesday due to the complicated electoral system.
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