Overview[edit | edit source]

The 2021 Baden-Württemberg state election was held on 14 March 2021 to elect the 17th Landtag of Baden-Württemberg. The current government was a coalition of Alliance 90/The Greens and the Christian Democratic Union led by Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann. Early results show that the Greens will win the most seats, with the CDU losing ground and remaining in second place.

The period of the 16th Landtag formally ends on 30 April 2021. The election of the 17th Landtag must take place before this date. On 24 March 2020, the state government designated 14 March 2021 as the date for the next election, in accordance with Section 19 of the State Parliament Election Act.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Christian Democrats has been hemorrhaging votes to the surging Green party in Baden-Württemberg again for about 10 years over immigration, German xenophobia and later Covid-19. The SDP is also losing ground to the Greens, but not as bad as the CDU is.

Results[edit | edit source]

Early results show that the Greens will win the most seats, with the CDU losing ground and remaining in second place. This gives Kretschmann the option of forming a traffic light coalition with the SPD and FDP as an alternative to the incumbent Green-CDU government.

  1. GRÜNE 37.66%
  2. CDU 27.27%
  3. SPD 12.34%
  4. FDP 11.69%
  5. AfD 11.04%

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