Dhe state elections in Bremen will take place on May 14th. The vote will decide who will govern the country in the coming legislative period.
With around 683,000 inhabitants, Bremen is the smallest German federal state. It consists of the Hanseatic City of Bremen and Bremerhaven on the North Sea, around 60 kilometers away. Bremen is the only federal state with a four-year legislative period.
The SPD has provided the mayor in the state of Bremen for the past 73 years without interruption. Andreas Bovenschulte has held the office since 2019. Under him, the left are involved in a red-green-red government for the first time. The AfD may in the current election not compete. The state election committee had previously rejected two competing AfD lists for formal reasons.
Wahl-O-Mat Bremen: Which party suits me?
As with every election in Bremen, the Federal Agency for Civic Education surveyed the parties standing for election and compiled their plans and positions on 38 topics.
How is bpb’s Wahl-O-Mat created?
The Wahl-O-Mat for this year’s election in Bremen was developed by the Federal Agency for Civic Education. In cooperation with young and first-time voters, a catalog of questions was drawn up containing 38 theses on central questions of state politics in Lower Saxony. The parties standing for election were then asked to comment on the individual theses.
Users of the Wahl-O-Mats can click on “agree”, “disagree” or “neutral” for each individual thesis and ultimately decide on a maximum of eight parties that should be taken into account in the evaluation.
The Wahl-O-Mat then calculates which party is closest to the voter and shows the individual positions of the parties for each thesis.
What does the Wahl-O-Mat result mean?
The result of the Wahl-O-Mats is not a concrete election recommendation, but only shows with which parties you have the greatest agreement – and with which parties the least.
On the results page you can also see what the parties say about the individual theses. This function of the Wahl-O-Mats also helps you to become more familiar with the election programs and thus to make a decision for the state election.
Results of the last election in Bremen:
State election on May 26, 2019
SPD: 24.9 percent
CDU: 26.7 percent
Greens: 17.4 percent
FDP: 5.9 percent
AfD: 6.1 percent
Left: 11.3 percent
WELT is the media partner of the Wahl-O-Mats of the Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb.