„Wschód głosuje inaczej” – preferencje wyborcze w nowych krajach federacji po 1990 r.
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“The East Votes Differently” – Voting Preferences in the New Federal States after 1990
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The author analyzes the evolution of party-political systems in Eastern Germany and the results of subsequent elections to the State Diets (Landtag) and the Bundestag from the unification to the latest elections of 22 September 2013. She presents the process of the shaping of the party system in the new federal states and the causes of their differences, solidified by consecutive elections. Next she undertakes an analysis of the polling results in Eastern Germany in elections to the Bundestag, comparing them to the electoral preferences in the Western part of the country. During the last elections there occurred both an approximation of the polling results to the overall German trend (victory of the CDU) but also the continuation of hitherto preferences, since in spite of losses The Left came second, while SPD and FDP again lost a part of the voters. However, whether this means a progressive leveling of electoral attitudes in both parts of the FRG will be decided in the elections to the State Diets in 2014 and 2016.
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