Baden-Wuerttemberg

Baden-Württemberg – March 27, 2011

AICGS Coverage of the 2011 Land Elections

In what has been called a “historic” finish for the Greens and a “debacle” for the CDU, the results from the March 27 Baden-Württemberg elections include a likely Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann under a Green-Red coalition after the CDU was driven from power for the first time since the 1950s. Nuclear energy and concerns after Japan – as well as the Stuttgart 21 train station – fueled the Greens’ results, but their clear positions on issues also distinguished them from the rest of the parties. The Greens were the only party to not lose electoral share from 2006, making the results pretty dismal for the others, even the likely coalition partner SPD.

Results
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Post-Election Coverage – German

Complete coverage from Der Spiegel

Complete coverage from Die Welt

Complete coverage from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Complete coverage from Stuttgarter Nachrichten

Complete coverage from Stuttgarter Zeitung

Complete coverage from Süddeutsche Zeitung

Complete coverage from ZDF

Grünen machen Wahlkampf spannend,” Die Tageszeitung, April 7, 2011.

Die Suche nach einem grünen Kanzler ist verfrüht,” By Lorenz Maroldt, Der Tagesspiegel, April 7, 2011.

Bevor der Wecker klingelt – Grüne im Glück,” By Marie Preuß, Cicero, April 7, 2011.

Das Rezept der Grünen: Echt und bürgerlich,” Rhein-Zeitung, April 7, 2011.

Grüne auf dem Weg zur stärksten Partei,” Die Welt, April 7, 2011.

Autoindustrie erwartet pragmatische Politik der Grünen,” By Christoph Ruhkamp, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 5, 2011.

Die Angst der grünen Sieger,” By Markus Wehner, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 4, 2011.

Mappus gibt Brüderle Schuld an Wahlfiasko,” FOCUS-Online, April 2, 2011.

Schwarze wollen grüner werden,” Die Tageszeitung, March 30, 2011.

Bahn stoppt Bau an Stuttgart 21,” Süddeutsche Zeitung, March 29, 2011.

Historischer Wahlsieg für Grüne – Debakel für CDU,” Reuters Deutschland, March 28, 2011.

Das Schwabenland wird nicht untergehen,” By Michael Schlieben, Die Zeit, March 28, 2011.

Merkels Koalition bekommt die Rechnung,” By Ralf Beste, Veit Medick, and Philipp Wittrock, Der Spiegel, March 28, 2011.

Der grüne Entschleuniger drückt aufs Tempo,” By Sandra Tjong, FOCUS-Online, March 28, 2011.

Das Stammland unter den Stammländern,” By Günter Bannas, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 28, 2011.

Die Grünen: die bessere SPD,” By Florian Güßgen, Stern, March 28, 2011.

Jung, sprunghaft, grün,” By Felix Berth, Süddeutsche Zeitung, March 28, 2011.

Im Kern erschüttert,” By Robert Birnbaum, Der Tagesspiegel, March 28, 2011.

Das schwierige Erbe,” By Nadine Michel and Ingo Arzt, Die Tageszeitung, March 28, 2011.

Kretschmann will das Ländle umpflügen,” By Florian Gathmann, Andreas Niesmann, and Simone Kaiser, Der Spiegel, March 28, 2011.

Die Wahl der Spätentscheider,” By Thorsten Faas, Die Zeit, March 28, 2011.

Historischer Wahlsieg für die Grünen,” Hamburger Abendblatt, March 28, 2011.

Ein Erdbeben in Baden-Württemberg,” By Walter Roller, Augsberger Allgemeine, March 28, 2011.

Die Grünen feiern ihre schwäbische Revolution,” By Hannelore Crolly, Berliner Morgenpost, March 28, 2011.

CDU nach der Wahl – Im Frühjahr der Konsequenzen,” By Günter Bannas, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 28, 2011.

Das Rumpel-Tandem,” By Hartmut Kistenfeger, FOCUS-Online, March 28, 2011.

Grün-Rot im Glück! Bio-Sektkorken knallen,” By Roman Heflik, Hamburger Abendblatt, March 28, 2011.

Grüne und SPD drängen die Bahn zum Baustopp,” By Bernhard Honnigfort, Frankfurter Rundschau, March 28, 2011.

Die Grünen sind ganz oben angekommen,” By Renate Allgöwer, Stuttgarter Zeitung, March 27, 2011.

Zeitenwende im Ländle,” Financial Times Deutschland, March 27, 2011.

Debakel für Stefan Mappus – Abwahl des Ungewählten,” By Simone Kaiser, Der Spiegel, March 27, 2011.

Mappus stürzt – Mehrheit für Grün-Rot,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 27, 2011.

Post-Election Coverage – English

A Green Future? Implications of the 2011 Land Elections in Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg, By Dr. Simon Green, AICGS Advisor, April 7, 2011.

Greens Now Germany’s Largest Opposition Party,” By Spencer Kimball, Deutsche Welle, April 6, 2011.

Westerwelle Resignation Follows Series of Poor Election Results for FDP,” By Derek Scally, Irish Times, April 5, 2011.

Germany’s Greens Prepare for Power, and Major Tests,” By Jack Ewing, International Herald Tribune, April 2, 2011.

Victory in Baden-Württemberg Shows Green Party’s Growing Political Clout,” By Derek Scally, Irish Times, April 2, 2011.

A Greener Future?The Economist, April 1, 2011.

Business Leaders Wary of Greens’ State Election Victory,” By Nina Haase, Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2011.

Greens Inherit Billion-Euro Bomb,” Der Spiegel, March 30, 2011.

Crisis Shifts German Politics, Maybe for Good,” By Jack Ewing, International Herald Tribune, March 29, 2011.

‘We are not a party of naysayers,’ Says First Green Premier,” By Silke Wünsch, Deutsche Welle, March 29, 2011.

Angela’s Trauma,” The Economist, March 28, 2011.

What Chancellor Merkel Learned from Sunday’s Elections,” By Roland Nelles, Der Spiegel, March 28, 2011.

Blame the Nukes: Greens Trounce Merkel’s Party in Key Election,” By William Boston, TIME, March 28, 2011.

Ill Winds Blow Angela Merkel’s Party Away,” By Stephen Evans, BBC News, March 28, 2011.

Merkel to Blame for Rout But Leadership Not at Risk,” By Stephen Brown and Brian Rohan, Reuters, March 28, 2011.

Merkel Blames ‘Painful Defeat’ on Japan Fears,” The Local, March 28, 2011.

In Germany, an Election Hangover,” By John Vinocur, International Herald Tribune, March 28, 2011.

German Press Review: The ‘Nuclear’ Elections,” By Joanna Impey, Deutsche Welle, March 28, 2011.

Greens Celebrate Merkel Election Defeat,” BBC News, March 28, 2011.

Election Debacle ‘Will Shake CDU, But Won’t Topple Merkel,’Der Spiegel, March 28, 2011.

Merkel Faces Leadership Worries After Loss of Political Stronghold,” By Derek Scally, The Irish Times, March 28, 2011.

Merkel Pins ‘Painful’ Defeat on Nuclear Worries,” By Stephen Brown and Noah Barkin, Reuters, March 28, 2011.

A Seismic Shift for Merkel’s Coalition?The Local, March 28, 2011.

Merkel’s Party Ousted by Greens in State Election,” By Tony Paterson, The Independent (UK), March 28, 2011.

German Greens on Fukushima High,” By Paola Totaro, Sydney Morning Herald, March 28, 2011.

Disastrous Results for Christian Democrats in State Elections,” By Peter Stützle, Deutsche Welle, March 28, 2011.

Merkel Hints at German Nuclear Shift After State Defeat,” By Tony Czuczka and Patrick Donahue, Bloomberg News, March 28, 2011.

Voters Turn Their Backs on ‘Strategic’ Merkel,” By Paola Totaro, The Brisbane Times, March 28, 2011.

Merkel Pledges to Press Ahead With Nuclear Turnaround After German Election Debacle,” The Associated Press, March 28, 2011.

A New German Doctrine: Marching to the Left,” By Jacob Heilbrunn, The National Interest, March 28, 2011.

CDU Suffers Historic Loss in Baden-Württemberg,” The Local, March 28, 2011.

Porsche’s Home State May Face Speed Limits After Greens Victory,” By Rainer Buergin and Andreas Cremer, Bloomberg News, March 28, 2011.

Merkel Loses Key German State on Nuclear Fears,” By Judy Dempsey, The New York Times, March 27, 2011.

Poll Defeat to Fuel Merkel’s Critics,” By Quentin Peel, Financial Times, March 27, 2011.

German Greens Hail State Victory in Vote Overshadowed by Fukushima,” By Helen Pidd, The Guardian (UK), March 27, 2011.

German Coalition Takes Hit,” By Marcus Walker, The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2011.

 

Pre-Election Coverage – German

Rot-Grün führt nach Umfragen in Baden-Württemberg,” Die Zeit, March 25, 2011.

CDU-Ministerpräsident Stefan Mappus – ‘Es isch, wie es isch,’” By Sebastian Fischer, Der Spiegel, March 25, 2011.

Reiches, zerstrittenes Baden-Württemberg,” By Michael Schlieben, Die Zeit, March 25, 2011.

Ein Land unter Wechselstrom,” By Roman Deininger, Süddeutsche Zeitung, March 25, 2011.

Warum Merkel Baden-Württemberg überleben wird,” By Thomas Vitzthum, Die Welt, March 25, 2011.

Der CDU droht ein Wahldebakel,” By Daniela Vates, Frankfurter Rundschau, March 25, 2011.

Zwei Gscheitle gegen Mappus,” By Florian Gathmann und Veit Medick, Der Spiegel, March 25, 2011.

Der Anti-Mappus,” By Sandra Tjong, FOCUS-Online, March 25, 2011.

Grüne sind in Baden-Württemberg echte Volkspartei,” ZDF, March 25, 2011.

Dreikampf um den Chef-Posten,” By Michael Schlieben, Die Zeit, March 25, 2011.

Die Angst vor der Fünf-Prozent-Hürde,” By Günter Bannas, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 25, 2011.

Stefan Mappus bangt,” By Reinhold Michels, Rheinische Post, March 25, 2011.

Der Anti-Mappus mit dem Konfirmandengesicht,” Die Welt, March 25, 2011.

Was man über die Wahl in Baden-Württemberg wissen sollte,” Hamburger Abendblatt, March 25, 2011.

SPD: Koalition mit CDU nur Notlösung,” Rheinische Post, March 25, 2011.

Rette mich, wer kann,” By Robert Birnbaum, Der Tagesspiegel, March 25, 2011.

Fotofinish im Ländle,” Handelsblatt, March 25, 2011.

Die Bildungs-Revolution, die keinen kümmert,” By Thomas Vitzthum, Die Welt, March 24, 2011.

Nukleus der Angst,” By Roman Deininger, Süddeutsche Zeitung, March 24, 2011.

Rot-Grün liegt fünf Prozentpunkte vor CDU und FDP,” Die Welt, March 24, 2011.

Stuttgarter Erbengemeinschaft,” By Roman Deininger, Süddeutsche Zeitung, March 22, 2011.

Das Ende rückt näher,” By Torsten Krauel, Die Welt, March 22, 2011.

Landtagswahlen: Schwarz-Gelb spricht sich Mut zu,” By Karsten Kammholz, Hamburger Abendblatt, March 22, 2011.

Der zweite grüne Aufschwung,” By Sven Siebert, Sächsische Zeitung, March 22, 2011.

Warum die Grünen am Wahlrecht scheitern könnten,” By Hannelore Crolly, Die Welt, March 22, 2011.

Schicksalswahl in Baden-Württemberg?” By Kristina Dunz, Stern, March 22, 2011.

Im Endspurt zählen vor allem Emotionen,” By Frank Krause, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, March 22, 2011.

Die Angst vor dem Sonntag der Wahrheit,” By Robin Alexander and Thorsten Jungholt, Die Welt, March 22, 2011.

Vorteil Rot-Grün,” By Jörg Sigmund, Augsberger Allgemeine, March 22, 2011.

Schwarz-Gelb in der Krise – Die Qual der Wahlkämpfer,” By Robert Birnbaum and Antje Sirleschtov, Der Tagesspiegel, March 22, 2011.

Baden-Württemberg: Im Reich der Tadellosen,” By Klaus Harpprecht, Cicero, March 2011.

Streitgespräch vor BW-Wahl: Klima hat sich verändert,” Wetterauer Zeitung, March 22, 2011.

Die Linken als Schicksalsboten für Mappus,” By Michael Schlieben, Die Zeit, March 22, 2011.

Schwarz oder Grün,” By Susanne Preuß, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 22, 2011.

Schicksalstage einer Kanzlerin,” By Richard Schütze, FOCUS-Online, March 21, 2011.

Wutbürgerbeteiligung – Kursiv: Blick in politische Zeitschriften,” By Norbert Seitz, Deutschlandfunk, March 21, 2011.

Mappus auf dem Schleudersitz,” Stern, March 21, 2011.

Die ‘Baden-Württemberg-Partei’ fürchtet um die Macht,” By Rüdiger Soldt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 21, 2011.

Wo ist Mappus? Wo geht er hin?” By Richard Wagner, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 20, 2011.

Neue Stärke und alte Schwäche,” By Matthias Kamann, Welt am Sonntag, March 20, 2011.

Stefan Mappus und sein Kampf um Glaubwürdigkeit,” By Jürgen Oeder, Agence France Presse, March 18, 2011.

Atom-Debatte schadet CDU im Stammland Baden-Württemberg,” Reuters, March 18, 2011.

Rot-Grün liegt vor Landtagswahlen vorne – aber knapp,” Die Welt, March 18, 2011.

Rot-grüne Mehrheit in beiden Südwest-Ländern ‘möglich,’ZDF, March 18, 2011.

CDU-Spitzenkandidat Stefan Mappus im Porträt,” By Andreas Böhme, Badische Zeitung, March 18, 2011.

Winfried Kretschmann steht Rede und Antwort,” Stuttgarter Zeitung, March 18, 2011.

Wie die Grünen die CDU das Fürchten lehren,” By Tino Andresen, Handelsblatt, March 18, 2011.

Grün-Rot vor Schwarz-Gelb,” Süddeutsche Zeitung, March 18, 2011.

Tanja Gönner über Abschaltung von Atomkraftwerken – ‘Die Entscheidung liegt beim Betreiber,’n-tv, March 18, 2011.

Winfried Kretschmann über Regierungsstile – ‘Ich schalte alle alten Meiler ab,’Die Tageszeitung, March 18, 2011.

‘Man muss nicht alle Märchen von Mappus glauben,’” By Sandra Tjong, FOCUS-Online, March 18, 2011.

Untypischer Herausforderer,” By Tino Andresen, Handelsblatt, March 18, 2011.

Es geht heiß her in Baden-Württemberg,” Stern, March 18, 2011 (video).

Atom-Debatte schadet CDU im Stammland Baden-Württemberg,” Reuters, March 18, 2011.

Rot-grüne Mehrheiten,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 18, 2011.

Die nackte Kanone,” By Tina Hildebrandt, Die Zeit, March 18, 2011.

Mappus gerät ins Schwitzen,” By Michael Schlieben, Die Zeit, March 17, 2011.

Wahlverweigerung wegen Japan,” By Thomas Wagner, Deutschlandfunk, March 17, 2011.

Mappus kämpft in TV-Duell mit Atompolitik,” Financial Times Deutschland, March 17, 2011.

TV-Duell Mappus vs. Schmid – Bissle hart, aber fair,” By Simone Kaiser, Der Spiegel, March 17, 2011.

Ihre Fragen, Ulrich Golls Antworten,” Stuttgarter Zeitung, March 17, 2011.

Mappus-Gegner verschenkt im TV-Duell leichte Punkte,” By Sarah Maria Brech, Die Welt, March 16, 2011.

Ein Ministerpräsident unter Strom,” By Susanne Preuss, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 16, 2011.

Ihre Fragen, Nils Schmids Antworten,” Stuttgarter Zeitung, March 15, 2011.

Atom-Freund Mappus auf verlorenem Posten,” By Florian Gathmann, Der Spiegel, March 15, 2011.

Mappus steckt in der Glaubwürdigkeits-Falle,” By Rüdiger Bäßler, Die Zeit, March 13, 2011.

Özdemir gegen Rot-Rot-Grün,” Süddeutsche Zeitung, March 11, 2011.

Pre-Election Coverage – English

Vote Tests Prosperous Germans’ Loyalty to Merkel,” By Oliver Denzer, Reuters, March 25, 2011.

Merkel’s CDU May Have to Form Coalition With Green Party,” BBC News, March 25, 2011 (video).

Carbon, Power Advance as German State Election May Hurt Nuclear,” By Mathew Carr and Brian Parkin, Bloomberg News, March 25, 2011.

German Nuclear Future Hangs on Sunday Vote,” By Daniel Fineren, Reuters, March 25, 2011.

Germany’s Embattled Chancellor – Angela at Bay,” The Economist, March 24, 2011.

Fukushima May Spell Failure for Merkel in Sunday Vote,” By Charles Hawley, Der Spiegel, March 24, 2011.

Conservatives’ Struggles Fuel Doubts on Merkel,” By Patrick McGroarty and Marcus Walker, The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2011.

Tough State Elections Loom for Merkel’s Conservatives,” The Local, March 24, 2011.

Merkel’s CDU Slumps in Key State Before Sunday Vote,” Reuters, March 24, 2011.

Nuclear Backlash Disrupts CDU Election Strategy,” By Quentin Peel, Financial Times, March 24, 2011.

Merkel May Lose Stronghold as Nuclear Fears Grow,” By Hendrik Sackmann, Reuters, March 24, 2011.

Merkel Fights to Stop German State Slipping Away,” By Geir Moulson, The Associated Press, March 24, 2011.

Poll Woe Looms for Merkel Coalition,” By Patrick McGroarty and Marcus Walker, The Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2011.

Conservatives Lose Ground After Nuclear Energy Reversal,” The Local, March 23, 2011.

Germany’s Angela Merkel Plays Safe Before Key Vote,” By Stephen Evans, BBC News, March 22, 2011.

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Has Germany’s Merkel Worried,” By William Boston, TIME, March 21, 2011.

German Greens’ Comeback Spells Trouble for Merkel,” By David Stamp and Hans-Edzard Busemann, Reuters, March 21, 2011.

Merkel Pays Political Price for Shift on Nuclear Power,” By Judy Dempsey, International Herald Tribune, March 21, 2011.

Greens Flying High in Opinion Surveys,” The Local, March 20, 2011.

Tsunami Fallout Extends as Far as Merkel Stronghold,” By Derek Scally, The Irish Times, March 19, 2011.

Nuclear Fears May Give Greens First State Premier In Germany,” By Bernd Radowitz, Dow Jones Newswires, March 18, 2011.

Japan Quake Might Decide German Elections,” By Annette Weisbach, CNBC, March 14, 2011.