Rhineland-Palatinate state election, 2006

Rhineland-Palatinate state election, 2006

The Rhineland-Palatinate state election, 2006, was conducted on March 26, 2006, to elect members to the Landtag (state legislature) of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Issues and Campaign

The election was one of the first held under the grand coalition in the federal government. Thus, the big parties, SPD and CDU, did not attack each other as roughly as they used to before 2006. The SPD was expected to profit from the personality of Kurt Beck, while the CDU ran again with their leader Christoph Böhr, who had already lost the 2001 election.



Kurt Beck (SPD) remained Minister-President, winning an outright majority. Beck offered the FDP to continue the coalition ("red-yellow"). The FDP, however, denied and will be an opposition party. The Alliance '90/The Greens lost their representation in the Landtag.


* [http://www.statistik.rlp.de/analysen/wahlen/index.html Rhineland-Palatinate State Statistics Office]

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