Hesse has voted

Since last year’s election, Hesse was governed by an interim government led by the former prime minister, Roland Koch. Thus our neighbours voted again today.

While the CDU got the same result as one year ago, the citizens scolded the Social Democratic Party of Germany. They lost 13% compared to last year’s election. The FDP and the green party seem to have won those ballots.

Andrea Ypsilanti, who is responsible for the crash, finally withdrew herself a couple of minutes ago¹. It’s now the job of Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel to reunite the SPD. Roland Koch will probably remain as prime minister and form a coalition with the FDP. Probably not the worst choice for the inhabitants of Hesse.

Here’s a table of (rounded) results in percent:

2008 2009
CDU 37 37
SPD 37 24
FDP 9 16
Grüne 8 14
Linke 5 5

¹ If she really wanted to prevent her party from this disastrous (and foreseeable) result, she IMO should have done so on November 4, 2008.