Bremen

Bremen – May 22, 2011

AICGS Coverage of the 2011 Land Elections

Another Land election, another historical result for the Greens: For the first time ever, the Greens bested the CDU, coming in a strong second in the May 22 elections. The SPD will retain power in coalition with the Greens, but the headline remains the Greens’ success and the failure of the CDU and FDP in the smallest of the Bundesländer. Pundits have labeled Bremen as the ‘final warning’ for Chancellor Merkel’s federal coalition ahead of the 2013 federal election, further showing the CDU’s weakness in large cities and the lasting impact of Fukushima on German voters.

Bremen Reults (image copyright Der Spiegel)

Image copyright Der Spiegel

 

Post-Election Coverage – German

Complete coverage from Der Spiegel

Complete coverage from Die Welt

Complete coverage from FOCUS-Online

Complete coverage from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Complete coverage from ZDF

Mist, schon wieder gewonnen,” By Michael Schlieben, Die Zeit, May 23, 2011.

SPD bereitet sich auf Regierungsübernahme 2013 vor,” Die Welt, May 23, 2011.

CDU-Wahldebakel in Bremen: Merkel kündigt flotten Atombeschluss an,” Der Spiegel, May 23, 2011.

Bremen-Wahl hinterlässt Schwarze Löcher,” By Stephan Haselberger, Matthias Meisner, and Antje Sirleschtov, Der Tagesspiegel, May 23, 2011.

Grüne wollen noch höher hinaus,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, May 23, 2011.

Rot-Grün gewinnt – FDP fliegt raus,” RadioBremen, May 23, 2011.

Jens Böhrnsen feiert den Triumph mit Ansage,” By Ludger Fertmann and Christian Unger, Hamburger Abendblatt, May 23, 2011.

Weg frei für eine große Koalition in Bremen,” Deutschlandradio, May 23, 2011.

Etappensieger auf dem Weg nach Berlin,” By Thorsten Denkler, Süddeutsche Zeitung, May 23, 2011.

Das Großstadtproblem der CDU,” By Dana Schülbe, Rheinische Post, May 23, 2011.

Eine rundum ratlose Kanzlerin,” By Hans Peter Schütz, Stern, May 23, 2011.

Merkel sieht CDU in Großstädten besonders gefordert,” Reuters, May 23, 2011.

Böhrnsen bestätigt – Grüne vor CDU,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, May 23, 2011.

Nach Desaster bei Bremen-Wahl: Was nun, Frau Merkel?Hamburger Abendblatt, May 23, 2011.

Berlin bilanziert die Wahl in Bremen,” By Marko Langer, Deutsche Welle, May 23, 2011.

Jens Böhrnsen: Der stille Held der SPD,” By Sebastian Rösener, Bild, May 23, 2011.

Mini-Deutschland hat gewählt,” By Michael Schlieben, Die Zeit, May 22, 2011.

Bremen wählt den Politikverzicht,” By Michael Fröhlingsdorf, Der Spiegel, May 22, 2011.

CDU hatte in Bremen keine Chance,” Süddeutsche Zeitung, May 22, 2011.

Grüne berauschen sich an der Macht,” By Annett Meiritz, Der Spiegel, May 22, 2011.

Rot-Grün – das ist Bremens neue große Koalition,” By Ulrich Exner, Die Welt, May 22, 2011.

Die unlösbare Krise von Schwarz-Gelb,” By Lisa Caspari, Die Zeit, May 22, 2011.

Eine glanzlos siegende SPD spricht sich Mut zu,” By Philipp Neumann, Die Welt, May 22, 2011.

 

Post-Election Coverage – English

Merkel’s Party Drops to Third in Bremen Elections Won by Social Democrats,” By Brian Parkin, Bloomberg News, May 23, 2011.

‘Bremen Election is Final Warning for Merkel’s CDU,’Der Spiegel, May 23, 2011.

German Greens Deal Merkel Party Another Election Blow,” By Helen Pidd, The Guardian (UK), May 23, 2011.

Merkel: Nuclear Debate Behind Bad Election Showing,” The Associated Press, May 23, 2011.

Greens Surpass Merkel Party in Local German Vote,” By Judy Dempsey, The International Herald Tribune, May 22, 2011.

Voting in ‘Micro-state’ Bremen Sheds Light on Bigger Picture,” By Mark Hallam, Deutsche Welle, May 22, 2011.

Merkel Criticized as CDU Hit in Regional Poll,” By Gerrit Wiesmann, The Financial Times, May 22, 2011 (subscription required).

Merkel’s CDU Suffers Further Reverse in Bremen Vote,” By Brian Rohan, Reuters, May 22, 2011.

German Regional Vote Sees Greens Overtake Conservatives,” Agence France Presse, May 22, 2011.

Vote for Merkel Parties Sags in State of Bremen,” Deutsche Presse Agentur, May 22, 2011.

 

Pre-Election Coverage – German

Die Grünen – heimlicher Gegner der Bremer SPD,” By Michael Schlieben, Die Zeit, May 20, 2011.

Jens Böhrnsen: Der Brückenbauer,” By Robert von Lucius, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, May 20, 2011.

Porträt Jens Böhrnsen: Bremer Arbeitersohn und Schuldenkönig,” By Ansgar Siemens, FOCUS-Online, May 20, 2011.

Erster Test für die Küken-FDP,” By Michael Schlieben, Die Zeit, May 20, 2011.

Ach, Bremerhaven,” By David Hugendick, Die Zeit, May 20, 2011.

Wachkoma an der Weser,” By Annett Meiritz, Der Spiegel, May 20, 2011.

Wie Rösler der Bremer FDP wieder Leben einhaucht,” By Ulrich Exner, Die Welt, May 20, 2011.

Zu jung zum Wählen?,” By Christian Bommarius, Berliner Zeitung, May 20, 2011.

Für Berlin eher psychologische Wirkung,” By Martina Fietz, FOCUS-Online, May 20, 2011.

Piratenpartei-Chef Nerz ‘Wir werden in die Parlamente einziehen,’” By Oliver Voß, WirtschaftsWoche, May 20, 2011.

Die Nichtwähler werden immer mehr,” By Michael Brandt, Weser Kurier, May 19, 2011.

SPD warnt vor Schwarz-Grün,” By Rainer Kabbert, Weser Kurier, May 19, 2011.

Karoline Linnert: Verwalterin der leeren Kassen,” By Christoph Pagel, FOCUS-Online, May 19, 2011.

Bremer FDP hofft auf den Rösler-Effekt,” By Thomas Joppig, Weser Kurier, May 19, 2011.

Guerilla in Bremen,” By Jens Schneider, Süddeutsche Zeitung, May 18, 2011.

Unumstrittenes Aushängeschild der Bremer Grünen,” By Sebastian Bronst, Die Welt, May 18, 2011.

Ein Erwachsenenprojekt,” By Matthias Drobinski, Süddeutsche Zeitung, May 18, 2011.

Die Grünen in Bremen: Erfolg durch harmonische Dissonanz,” By Robert von Lucius, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, May 17, 2011.

Grüne hängen Christdemokraten in Bremen ab,” By Jörn Lauterbach, Die Welt, May 16, 2011.

Wenig Wirbel an der Weser,” By Robert von Lucius, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, May 11, 2011.

Pre-Election Coverage – English

Bremen Election Due to Cement Strong Green, Weak FDP Positions,” The Local, May 20, 2011.

Germany’s Bremen Lets 16-year-olds Vote to Boost Turnout,” By Eric Kelsey, Reuters, May 20, 2011.

Germany Bremen Vote Likely to Confirm Rise of Greens,” Agence France Presse, May 20, 2011.

Strange Bremen: Freedom Doesn’t Come Cheap,” The Economist, May 19, 2011.

Voting Rights for Teenagers. Why 16-year-olds Can Take Part in Elections in Bremen,” Deutsche Welle, May 19, 2011 (video).

Teen Trend Setters: A State in Germany Lowers Voting Age to Sixteen,” Der Spiegel, May 19, 2011.

German Greens Tipped to Do Well in Bremen Election,” By Jean-Baptiste Piggin, Monsters and Critics, May 19, 2011.