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Simpler option:&nbsp;http://wahlen.github.io/","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"nimh1380339509","particle_id":2425196,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Losses compared between Berlin, the rest of the &nbsp;East, and rest of the West","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytitle","object_id":"nimh1380216374","particle_id":2408789,"type":"particle"},{"modifier":1,"dimensions":[],"colors":["#e62bca","#ee1207","#0025de","#e4ba51","#e3b786","#825846","#59392a","#564c30","#897d6e","#627c82","#93af8a","#a0ba5e","#63ba5e","#5ebab2","#6596b7","#b477ba","#473057","#bc416e","#c896af"],"custom":{},"data":[[["Losses","% points loss","As percent of 2009 vote"],["Berlin","-1.7","-8.4"],["East (except Berlin)","-6.1","-21.8"],["West (except Berlin)","-2.9","-34.9"]]],"chart_type_nr":1,"chart_type":"Bar","object_id":"nimh_1380216216","chart_id":2975119,"type":"chart"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Unsurprisingly, in the East, where the party had more to lose in the first place, it also lost more (6%, if you don't count East-Berlin), whereas in the West, where it had less support, it also lost less (3%, if you don't count West-Berlin). Berlin is a special case, since the Left Party's score held up better there, in&nbsp;both West- and East-Berlin,&nbsp;than anywhere else. <br>","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"nimh1380286123","particle_id":2417417,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"It's more interesting to look at the party's relative losses: how much of its 2009 support did the party manage to retain? It turns out that the party lost a much larger share of its 2009 vote in the West (35%) than in the East (22%).&nbsp;","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"nimh1380335657","particle_id":2425023,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Four constituency seats","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytitle","object_id":"nimh1380341337","particle_id":2425282,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"In total, the number of seats in the Bundestag for the Left Party has been only somewhat diminished: from 76 to 64. (32 of those were elected in the West, by the way, and 36 are women). However, the party lost 12 of its 16 constituency seats. Many of those losing candidates will still continue in parliament, since they won 'list' seats, but only four 'survivors' will represent individual districts. All of them stood in East-Berlin: Gregor Gysi (Treptow-Köpenick), Stefan Liebich (Pankow), Gesine Lötzsch (Lichtenberg) and Petra Pau (Marzahn-Hellersdorf). Gysi and Liebich only suffered minor losses, but Pau and Lötzsch, who represent the Left's heartland districts which the party and its forebear, the PDS, have held for some 20 years, brooked significant losses. ","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"nimh1380297808","particle_id":2420582,"type":"particle"},{"modifier":1,"dimensions":[],"colors":["#ff7755","#ee1207","#e4ba51","#e3b786","#825846","#59392a","#564c30","#897d6e","#627c82","#93af8a","#a0ba5e","#63ba5e","#5ebab2","#6596b7","#b477ba","#473057","#bc416e","#c896af"],"custom":{},"data":[[["","Treptow - Köpenick","Lichtenberg","Marzahn - Hellersdorf","Pankow"],["2009","44.8","47.4","47.7","28.8"],["2013","42.2","40.3","38.9","28.3"]]],"chart_type_nr":1,"chart_type":"Bar","object_id":"nimh_1380297826","chart_id":2987397,"type":"chart"},{"modifier":0,"dimensions":[],"colors":["#e31307","#e37900","#e4ba51","#e3b786","#825846","#59392a","#564c30","#897d6e","#627c82","#93af8a","#a0ba5e","#63ba5e","#5ebab2","#6596b7","#b477ba","#473057","#bc416e","#c896af"],"custom":{},"data":[[["1.1%","The margin with which a fifth Left Party candidate, Dagmar Enkelmann, failed to keep her constituency seat, Märkisch-Oderland - Barnim II. She had won the seat by over 13% in 2009. 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In the East, the party gets between 20% (Sachsen) and 29.5% (East-Berlin); in the West it gets between 4% (Bavaria) and 11% (West-Berlin). 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But there is one other striking exception. In West-Berlin, the Left suffered barely any loss at all. In fact, in several districts of West-Berlin, like Neukölln and Tempelhof-Schöneberg,&nbsp;the party&nbsp;gained some slight ground.","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"nimh1380213557","particle_id":2408136,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Losses as % of 2009 score","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytitle","object_id":"nimh1380148937","particle_id":2398249,"type":"particle"},{"modifier":1,"dimensions":[],"colors":[],"custom":{},"data":[[["Elections","BE-O","ST","TH","BB","MV","SN","BE-W","HB","SL","HH","NW","HE","RP","SH","NI","BW","BY"],["Loss as % of 2009 vote","-12.7","-26","-18.8","-21.4","-25.9","-18.4","-0.2","-29.4","-52.8","-21.4","-27.4","-30.2","-41.9","-34.2","-41.2","-32.4","-41.5"]]],"chart_type_nr":1,"chart_type":"Bar","object_id":"nimh_1380148431","chart_id":2964912,"type":"chart"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Where did the party shed a lesser share of its electorate, and where did it saw most of its voters leave? Looked at like this, the pattern is reversed. In the Eastern states, the party lost somewhere between one-in-ten to a quarter of its voters. In the West, the losses cut much deeper, relatively speaking: in most of the states there the party shed between a quarter and two-out-of-five of its 2009 voters. Two exceptions: in Saarland the Left lost more than half of its vote, whereas in the city state of Hamburg its losses were relatively limited to barely over one-in-five. 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And in 2009, that majority was bigger. This is where looking too much at the party's percentage by state, above, might give the wrong impression: after all, not all states are created equal. For example, Bavaria (Bayern) has a larger population than four East-German states put together.&nbsp;Hence, the state where you can find the most Left Party voters is not in the East: it's Nordrhein-Westfalen, the country's most populous state.","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"nimh1380254901","particle_id":2414246,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Development of the Left Party/PDS vote in the Eastern states, 1990-2013","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytitle","object_id":"nimh1380478022","particle_id":2434028,"type":"particle"},{"modifier":0,"dimensions":[],"colors":["#e31307","#e4ba51","#59392a","#63ba5e","#6596b7","#b477ba","#473057","#bc416e","#c896af"],"custom":{"xmax":"2015","xmin":"1990"},"data":[[["","1990","1994","1998","2002","2005","2009","2013"],["Ost-Berlin","24.8","34.7","30","24.6","29.5","33.8","29.5"],["Brandenburg","11","19.3","20.3","17.2","26.6","28.5","22.4"],["Mecklenburg-Vorpommern","14.2","23.6","23.6","16.3","23.7","29","21.5"],["Sachsen","9","16.7","20","16.2","22.8","24.5","20"],["Sachsen-Anhalt","9.4","18","20.7","14.4","26.6","32.4","23.9"],["Thuringen","8.3","17.2","21.2","17","26.1","28.8","23.4"]]],"chart_type_nr":6,"chart_type":"Line","object_id":"nimh_1380478057","chart_id":3000480,"type":"chart"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Left Party losses are SPD gains? 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In the former GDR, the Left Party lost significantly but the SPD hardly benefited - or even lost as well.","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"nimh1380211808","particle_id":2407719,"type":"particle"},{"modifier":0,"dimensions":[],"colors":["#e31307","#0025de","#e4ba51","#e3b786","#825846","#59392a","#564c30","#897d6e","#627c82","#93af8a","#a0ba5e","#63ba5e","#5ebab2","#6596b7","#b477ba","#473057","#bc416e","#c896af"],"custom":{"ylabel":"SPD gains/losses","xlabel":"Left Party losses","ymax":"7","ymin":"-3","xmax":"1","xmin":"-12"},"data":[[["Gains/losses","Left Party","SPD","","Region"],["BE-O","-4.3","3","","East"],["ST","-8.4","1.4","","East"],["TH","-5.4","-1.4","","East"],["BB","-6.1","-2","","East"],["MV","-7.5","1.2","","East"],["SN","-4.5","0","","East"],["BE-W","-0.022","5.4","","West"],["HB","-4.2","5.4","","West"],["SL","-11.2","6.3","","West"],["HH","-2.4","5","","West"],["NW","-2.3","3.4","","West"],["HE","-2.6","3.2","","West"],["RP","-3.9","3.7","","West"],["SH","-2.7","4.8","","West"],["NI","-3.5","3.8","","West"],["BW","-2.3","1.3","","West"],["BY","-2.7","3.1","","West"]]],"chart_type_nr":20,"chart_type":"Scatter","object_id":"nimh_1380159112","chart_id":2965970,"type":"chart"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"So which parties won in those East-German states where the Left Party lost but the SPD lost as well or remained stagnant? The same as everywhere else, just more so. If the election had come down just to Thuringen, Brandenburg and Sachsen,&nbsp;the AFD would have gotten 6.4% instead of 4.7%; the CDU would have gained an extra 8.5% instead of 6.9%; and the Pirates would have upped their vote by 1.0% instead of 0.2%.","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"nimh1380212500","particle_id":2407863,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Compare: The correlation between Green Party losses and SPD gains is stronger","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytitle","object_id":"nimh1380211941","particle_id":2407750,"type":"particle"},{"modifier":0,"dimensions":[],"colors":["#e31307","#0025de","#e4ba51","#e3b786","#825846","#59392a","#564c30","#897d6e","#627c82","#93af8a","#a0ba5e","#63ba5e","#5ebab2","#6596b7","#b477ba","#473057","#bc416e","#c896af"],"custom":{"ymax":"7","ymin":"-3","xmax":"0","xmin":"-6","xlabel":"Green Party losses","ylabel":"SPD 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In the West, however, The Left received above-average results in areas with relatively many young adults, middle-aged (30-64) residents and foreigners.","picture":null,"particle_type":"quote","object_id":"nimh1380295090","particle_id":2419770,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Source:&nbsp;https://www.wahlen-berlin.de/wahlen/BU2013/presse/20130923a.pdf?sel1=2155&amp;sel2=1500","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"nimh1380419991","particle_id":2430347,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Related party electorates?","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytitle","object_id":"nimh1380343950","particle_id":2425475,"type":"particle"},{"modifier":0,"dimensions":[],"colors":["#ee00de","#6f09e3","#cc5c4e","#61034e","#fa0d48","#5c321b","#59392a","#564c30","#897d6e","#627c82","#93af8a","#a0ba5e","#63ba5e","#5ebab2","#6596b7","#b477ba","#473057","#bc416e","#c896af"],"custom":{"xlabel":"Out of 299 districts"},"data":[[["","Out of 299 districts"],["Above-average result for Left Party","72"],["Above-average result for both Left Party and the AfD","54"],["Above-average result for both Left Party and the Pirates","40"],["Above-average result for both Left Party and the CDU","22"],["Also above-average result for both Left Party and the SPD","17"],["Also above-average result for both Left Party and the Greens","16"],["Also above-average result for both Left Party and the FDP","3"]]],"chart_type_nr":4,"chart_type":"HorizontalBar","object_id":"nimh_1380305919","chart_id":2988887,"type":"chart"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"What kind of districts are these? Görlitz is an example of a district where the AfD did very well and The Left did better than average. The Pirates, Greens and The Left all did better than average in Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.&nbsp;Both The Left and the CDU did better than average in the Erzgebirgskreis I district. &nbsp;The Left did better than average in the SPD bulwark Duisburg II. And there were even a very few districts where both The Left and the FDP did better than average, for example Frankfurt am Main I. (Source:&nbsp;http://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/wahlland-2013)","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"nimh1380306553","particle_id":2422213,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Note, though, how correlations between party scores may be quite different per region. In East-Berlin, for example, The Left's scores correlated positively only with the share of non-voters, neutrally with those of the CDU, negatively with those of the Pirates, and very negatively with those of the FDP and Greens; but in West-Berlin, The Left's scores correlated very positively with both those of the Pirates and the Greens, and very negatively with those of the CDU and FDP. 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