A new state parliament will be elected in Saxony-Anhalt on June 6, 2021. The Wahl-O-Mat offers voters support in making their decision.
- Before the state election on June 6, 2021 published an Wahl-O-Mat on May 12th.
- In Saxony-Anhalt, too, young voters worked with experts to draft the questions.
- Check out this article for the new Wahl-O-Mat as soon as it is released.
Magdeburg – The 2021 state election in Saxony-Anhalt is about the possible continuation of a coalition that was first tested in this state. The parties of the grand coalition, which ruled the country for ten years, suffered losses five years ago, as did the Left and the Greens. The SPD was hit hardest. The Social Democrats ended up with a result of 10.6 percent – a drop of 10.9 percentage points compared to the previous state election. The AfD, on the other hand, got 24.3 percent of the voters right from the start: internal votes. The strongest party, with a final result of 29.8 percent of the vote, was the CDU around Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff. Since then, the Greens and the SPD have ruled Saxony-Anhalt under the leadership of the CDU in a so-called Kenya coalition.
If you want to find out what similarities and differences all parties have in the upcoming state elections, you should try the Wahl-O-Mat Sachsen-Anhalt. On the one hand, the free program uses a simple percentage to reveal which parties have a lot in common with. On the other hand, the parties can also justify their positions and thus provide the voters with additional information in the Wahl-O-Mat. The election tool offers a practical introduction to current political issues. What remains outside are the nationwide top candidate: inside or local direct candidate: inside. It is particularly about the general positions of the parties.
Wahl-O-Mat Saxony-Anhalt: Take the test here!
The Wahl-O-Mat for Saxony-Anhalt will be published on May 12, 2021. You can click here on the same day Merkur.de take the test yourself.* We have the Wahl-O-Maten for you online until election day so that you can compare the parties at short notice even on June 6th.
The state center for political education in Saxony-Anhalt is again responsible for the development of the Wahl-O-Maten for the state election. As always, this is done in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb).
Wahl-O-Mat Saxony-Anhalt 2021: Development and History
The Wahl-O-Mat has existed for 19 years. The Federal Agency for Civic Education developed the now very popular online tool in 2002 to give voters a well-founded overview of the positions and topics of all parties. The users give their respective assessment of 38 theses. Subsequently, certain thematic positions can be weighted additionally. The answers are compared with the election programs and statements of the respective parties. The Wahl-O-Mat thus provides an assessment of which party is most likely to represent the interests of the voters. According to the bpb, the Wahl-O-Mat has been used more than 85 million times in the run-up to elections. The Wahl-O-Mate from previous years can still be accessed and used on the bpb website.
State election in Saxony-Anhalt: How are the Wahl-O-Mat questions designed?
Together with experts from Saxony-Anhalt, young editors developed the 38 theses that will later be fed into the Wahl-O-Mat. The experts consist, for example, of political scientists and statisticians. All eligible voters up to the age of 26 could apply for the young editorial team in the run-up to the workshop. The workshop for the state elections in Saxony-Anhalt in 2021 took place from March 11th to 13th in digital form.
The procedure for Wahl-O-Mat Sachsen-Anhalt is the same as for other elections. In a first step, 80 to 100 theses are developed. These are then handed over to the parties that stand for election for the state parliament. The questions are answered, sent back and examined by the experts for their coherence with the political party programs. Shortly before the publication of the Wahl-O-Mats for the state elections in Saxony-Anhalt, the theses are shortened to the 38 most important questions with the help of the experts.
Further important information about the state elections in Saxony-Anhalt
With the Wahl-O-Mat, voters get a tried and tested tool to get information before the election. In the end, of course, there is no concrete recommendation for a choice, which the developers emphasize again and again. Nevertheless, the result is a good starting point for voters before deciding on a party.
It is important for the upcoming state elections that not only parties are on the ballot, but also direct candidates. We therefore explain in more detail elsewhere how the voting slip is correctly filled out in Saxony-Anhalt. We also clarify the most important questions about postal voting and voting notification.
* Merkur.de is the media partner of Wahl-O-Mat of the Federal Agency for Civic Education / bpb and the State Agency for Civic Education Saxony-Anhalt.
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