Results of the State election in Hesse

Prof. Dr. Marc Debus comments on the mobility of long-standing SPD voters at the State Election in Hesse

In an interview with Deutschlandfunk, Prof. Dr. Marc Debus who is researcher for party systems explains the reasons why the SPD has suffered from losses at the State election 2023 in Hesse. Ther were groups of long-standing voters  who turned away from the SPD because of two developments: The electorate has generally become more volatile over the last years and the SPD State association has deterred former voter groups like industrial workers with its liberal societal policy.