North Rhine-Westphalia state election, 2000

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North Rhine-Westphalia state election, 2000

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All 231 seats of the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia
  First party Second party Third party
  Wolfgang Clement.jpg Juergen Ruettgers hamm 2010.jpg 138px
Leader Wolfgang Clement Jürgen Rüttgers Jürgen W. Möllemann
Party SPD CDU FDP
Last election 108 seats, 46.0% 89 seats, 37.7% no seat, 4.0%
Seats won 102 88 24
Seat change -6 -1 +24
Popular vote 3,143,179 2,712,176 721,558
Percentage 42.8% 37.0% 10.4%
Swing -3.2% -0.7% +6.4%

  Fourth party
  Bhoehn.jpg
Leader Bärbel Höhn
Party Green
Last election 24 seats, 10.0%
Seats won 17
Seat change -7
Popular vote 518,295
Percentage 7.1%
Swing -2.9%

Minister-President before election

Wolfgang Clement
SPD

Elected Minister-President

Wolfgang Clement
SPD

The North Rhine-Westphalia state election, 2000, was conducted on May 14, 2000, to elect members to the Landtag (state legislature) of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Issues and Campaign

Results

Party Party List votes Vote percentage Total Seats Seat percentage
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 3,143,179 42.8% 102 44.2%
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 2,712,176 37.0% 88 38.1%
Alliance '90/The Greens 518,295 7.1% 17 7.4%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 721,558 9.8% 24 10.4%
Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) 79,934 1.1% 0 0.0%
The Republicans 83,296 1.1% 0 0.0%
All Others 77,973 1.0% 0 0.0%
Totals 7,336,411 100.0% 231 100.0%
File:2000 nordrhein landtag result.png
Seat results -- SDP in red, Greens in green, FDP in yellow, CDU in black

Post-election

Wolfgang Clement remained minister-president, governing with an SPD-Green coalition.

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