German Christian Democrats win by-election in Dresden
Sunday, October 2, 2005
The Angela Merkel have won the by-election in Dresden and gained one additional in the . A or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office that has become vacant between general elections.(CDU) of
The CDU candidate Andreas Lämmel received 37.0% of the first votes, hiscontender Marlies Volkmer won 32.1% and the candidate of , Katja Kipping, earned 19.2%.
The SPD performed better at the second election, winning 27.9%, followed by the CDU with 24.4%, the Left with 19.7%, thewith 16.6%, and the with 7.1%.
The CDU had actually urged supporters not to vote for them with their second vote because of a bug in Germany's voting system too many votes would have caused them to lose a seat.
Nevertheless, the by-election caused the shifting of one seat to another state. Cajus Julius Caesar (sic!), of the CDU inlost his seat to Anette Hübinger, also of the CDU but from the .
The complete result of the 2005 German federal election can be seen here.
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