Düsseldorf (dpa/lnw) - No need to correct the state election result in North Rhine-Westphalia: "The differences to the preliminary election result are extremely small," said state returning officer Wolfgang Schellen on Monday when the official final result was announced in Düsseldorf.
The CDU clearly won the election. Of the 195 seats in the new state parliament, 76 are for the Christian Democrats and 56 for the SPD. Twelve seats each go to the FDP and AfD. The Greens have 39 mandates. This corresponds exactly to the provisional result announced after the state elections on May 15.
This year's election was comparatively quiet, said Schellen at the public meeting of the state election committee. After evaluating the minutes from the 128 district election committees, he found a total of only four irregularities. Schellen said that all cases were kept within limits and had no relevance for the respective election results of the constituencies. Voter turnout in the 2022 state election fell to a historically low level. According to the official final result, only 55.5 of those entitled to vote took part in the vote. In 2017 it was 65.2 percent. Previously, the lowest point was a turnout of 56.7 percent, which was recorded in the state election in 2000. In addition, the trend towards postal voting can be felt: 47.3 percent of voters voted in this way.