1994 German federal election

  • 1994 german federal election

    ← 1990 16 october 1994 (1994-10-16) 1998 →

    all 672 seats in the bundestag
    337 seats were needed for a majority
    registered60,452,009 increase 0.0%
    turnout47,737,999 (79.0%)[1] increase 1.2 pp
      first party second party third party
      kas-kohl, helmut-bild-2574-3 (cropped).jpg bundeswehr-foto bvm012 rudolf scharping.jpg antje vollmer.jpg
    leader helmut kohl rudolf scharping antje vollmer
    party cdu/csu spd green
    leader since 1973 1993
    last election 319 seats 239 seats 8 seats
    seats won 294 252 49
    seat change decrease25 increase13 increase41
    popular vote 19,517,156 17,140,354 3,424,315
    percentage 41.4% 36.4% 7.3%
    swing decrease2.4% increase2.9% increase2.3%

      fourth party fifth party
      bundesarchiv b 145 bild-f063645-0024, pullach, besuch carstens beim bnd.jpg gregor gysi.vortrag 1997.universitaet-hildesheim.jpg
    leader klaus kinkel gregor gysi
    party fdp pds
    leader since 1993 1990
    last election 79 seats 17 seats
    seats won 47 30
    seat change decrease32 increase13
    popular vote 3,258,407 2,066,176
    percentage 6.9% 4.4%
    swing decrease4.1% increase2.0%

    german federal election - party list vote results by state - 1994.png
    party list election results by state: dark blue denotes states where csu had the absolute majority of the votes; lighter blue denotes states where cdu had the plurality of votes; and pink denotes states where the spd had the plurality of votes

    chancellor before election

    helmut kohl
    cdu/csu

    elected chancellor

    helmut kohl
    cdu/csu

    federal elections were held in germany on 16 october 1994 to elect the members of the 13th bundestag. the cdu/csu alliance led by helmut kohl remained the largest faction in parliament, with kohl remaining chancellor. this elected bundestag was largest in history until 2017, numbering 672 members.

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1994 German federal election

← 1990 16 October 1994 (1994-10-16) 1998 →

All 672 seats in the Bundestag
337 seats were needed for a majority
Registered60,452,009 Increase 0.0%
Turnout47,737,999 (79.0%)[1] Increase 1.2 pp
  First party Second party Third party
  KAS-Kohl, Helmut-Bild-2574-3 (cropped).jpg Bundeswehr-Foto BVM012 Rudolf Scharping.jpg Antje Vollmer.jpg
Leader Helmut Kohl Rudolf Scharping Antje Vollmer
Party CDU/CSU SPD Green
Leader since 1973 1993
Last election 319 seats 239 seats 8 seats
Seats won 294 252 49
Seat change Decrease25 Increase13 Increase41
Popular vote 19,517,156 17,140,354 3,424,315
Percentage 41.4% 36.4% 7.3%
Swing Decrease2.4% Increase2.9% Increase2.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F063645-0024, Pullach, Besuch Carstens beim BND.jpg Gregor gysi.vortrag 1997.universitaet-hildesheim.jpg
Leader Klaus Kinkel Gregor Gysi
Party FDP PDS
Leader since 1993 1990
Last election 79 seats 17 seats
Seats won 47 30
Seat change Decrease32 Increase13
Popular vote 3,258,407 2,066,176
Percentage 6.9% 4.4%
Swing Decrease4.1% Increase2.0%

German Federal Election - Party list vote results by state - 1994.png
Party list election results by state: dark blue denotes states where CSU had the absolute majority of the votes; lighter blue denotes states where CDU had the plurality of votes; and pink denotes states where the SPD had the plurality of votes

Chancellor before election

Helmut Kohl
CDU/CSU

Elected Chancellor

Helmut Kohl
CDU/CSU

Federal elections were held in Germany on 16 October 1994 to elect the members of the 13th Bundestag. The CDU/CSU alliance led by Helmut Kohl remained the largest faction in parliament, with Kohl remaining Chancellor. This elected Bundestag was largest in history until 2017, numbering 672 members.