Bundestag election Oberhausen: result stands! SPD victory sovereign

Oberhausen has voted. According to the projections for Bundestag election are also the preliminary results from the constituency Oberhausen-Wesel III fest. 148,000 Oberhausen citizens cast their votes.

At around 11.10 p.m. the counting of the 257 polling stations was completed. Here are all the results:


Results of the federal election in Oberhausen and Dinslaken

First vote result in the federal election in Oberhausen-Wesel III:

  • Dirk Vöpel (SPD): 38.82%
  • Marie-Luise Dött (CDU): 22.45%
  • Stefanie Weyland (Greens): 11.94%
  • Roman Müller-Böhm (FDP): 7.05%
  • Olaf Wilhelm (AfD): 9.46%
  • Sascha H. Wagner (left): 3.41%

As of 11:09 p.m., 257 of 257 polling stations

Second vote result at the federal election in Oberhausen-Wesel III:

  • SPD: 36,83%
  • CDU: 21.37%
  • Greens: 12.46%
  • FDP: 9.42%
  • AfD: 9.10%
  • Left: 3.90%

Intermediate status: 11:09 p.m., 257 of 257 polling stations

Turnout: 72.93%


News blog: Federal elections in Oberhausen and Dinslaken

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27. September 2021

10.30 a.m.: The blog is over

The blog about the federal election in Oberhausen has ended. You can find all information about the Bundestag election in the Bundestag election news blog.

5.48 a.m.: Third victory in a row

The SPD had a clear lead. Dirk Vöpel wins the majority in Oberhausen and Dinslaken for the third time.

26. September 2021

23.10: All polling stations counted

Now it’s official: The SPD wins sovereignly in Oberhausen. At 72.93 percent, the voter turnout is almost one percent higher than in the last general election.

20:58: Head-to-head race between AfD and Greens

Shortly before 9 p.m., the SPD, the strongest force, seems unassailable, the CDU climbs to second place. The Greens and AfD are fighting for third place – the first votes are less than one percentage point apart, the second votes less than two percentage points.

18.32: First results from constituency

In the early evening, the first results from the constituency of Oberhausen-Wesel III arrive. With 40.20 percent, the SPD looks like the clear winner.

6 p.m .: polling stations close – first extrapolation results!

The first results from Oberhausen are expected shortly. The first Germany-wide extrapolation is already here. You can find out more in our nationwide news blog <<<

3 p.m.: The party’s candidate is relaxed

“I’m going straight to the polling station,” reports Hajo Sommers, a direct candidate for The Party, to the “WAZ”. And further: “That was maybe my first election campaign, but definitely not my last.” He rates the last few months positively: “But we did well for a small sausage party like us.”

1:34 p.m.: Voter turnout in NRW until noon is very high

State Returning Officer Wolfgang Schellen announced at noon that by 12 noon the turnout in eight selected districts and independent cities in North Rhine-Westphalia averaged just under 45 percent. The random surveys were carried out in the Düren district, in the Rhine district of Neuss and in the Gütersloh district as well as in the independent cities of Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen, Cologne and Mülheim an der Ruhr. In the 2017 federal election, the turnout at the same time was around 40 percent.

11.22 a.m.: CDU direct candidate is optimistic

“I’m optimistic, it’s like the Berlin Marathon: the last stage decides – and here Armin Laschet has proven in the past that he can do it,” says Marie-Luise Dött, the CDU direct candidate for constituency 117 ( Oberhausen Dinslaken), on Sunday opposite the “WAZ”. She hopes to get the majority in her constituency. “That would be awesome, though, because it is an ancestral SPD stronghold,” said Dött. If she doesn’t get the direct mandate, her entry into the Bundestag will be short.

8.45 a.m.: Polling stations open! YOU influence the first 6 p.m. forecast

The 60,000 polling stations in Germany have been open since eight o’clock. Around 60.4 million people are called upon to cast their votes in the federal election – 2.8 million of them are first-time voters.

It is expected that this year more people than ever before will cast their votes by postal vote – according to the federal election committee, at least 40 percent of the voters.

But the high number of postal voters is becoming a real problem, because, for example, older people in particular use postal votes above average and people over the age of 60 vote differently than those who go to the polling station. The Union and SPD traditionally achieve better results with senior citizens than with younger ones. Because of this, the post-election surveys at the polling stations could distort the actual mood that emerges later when the votes are counted. You can find out more about this in our Bundestag election news blog.

September 25, 2021: New record for postal votes in Oberhausen

The polling stations in Oberhausen are likely to be much less busy on election Sunday than usual. As the city announced, over 41,000 applications for postal votes have been received. A new record!

Bundestag elections in Oberhausen and Dinslaken: an SPD stronghold since 1965

The Bundestag constituency Oberhausen, to which the city of Dinslaken from the Wesel district has also belonged since 2002 and has been called Oberhausen-Wesel III (constituency 117) since then, is considered a safe SPD stronghold.

It has been in the hands of the SPD without interruption since 1965. The former mayor of Oberhausen, Luise Albertz, was able to win him over to the Social Democrats. The later state minister and NRW-SPD chairman Michael Groschek also won the constituency once in 2009. Dirk Vöpel has represented Oberhausen and Dinslaken in the Bundestag since 2013.

Bundestag elections in Oberhausen and Dinslaken: Three MPs currently come from this constituency

Dirk Vöpel (50), who founded a service agency in the IT retail sector before his political career, is a member of the Bundestag’s defense committee. Four years ago, Vöpel was able to safely win the constituency with 38.5 percent. In his first candidacy, he even made it over 40 percent (41.3%). Can he do it again?

But the SPD man from Oberhausen is not the only current member of the Bundestag from this constituency.


More about Oberhausen:

  • The city has around 209,000 inhabitants.
  • It is known for the CentrO shopping center in the new center of the city.
  • The Sterkrad Corpus Christi fair is the largest street fair in Europe.
  • Other attractions in the city include the Gasometer industrial monument, the musicals and shows in the Metronom Theater, the König-Pilsener-Arena, the Legoland Discovery Center and the Sea-Life aquariums.


The CDU politician Marie-Luise Dött has been in the highest German parliament since 1998. Before moving into the Bundestag, she was co-owner of a jewelry store in Höxter. Your core political area is environmental policy. Four years ago it got 29.1 percent of the first votes.


Bundestag election in the Ruhr area:


In addition, the youngest member of the Bundestag for the now ending legislative period also comes from Oberhausen: Roman Müller-Böhm from the FDP. The 28-year-old, who studied law before moving into parliament, is district chairman of the FDP in Oberhausen. In his first candidacy, he got 6.3 percent of the first votes.

Bundestag election in Oberhausen-Wesel III: These are the candidates from the Greens, Left Party and AfD

The Greens send Stefanie Weyland into the race. The 53-year-old teaches nutrition, health sciences, economics and politics at the vocational college and is the deputy mayor of Dinslaken.

The Left nominated Sascha H. Wagner as a constituency candidate for the Bundestag. He is full-time parliamentary leader of the Left Party in the City Council of Moers and also chairman of the left-wing parliamentary group in the Wesel district assembly.

Olaf Wilhelm is running for the AfD. The 49-year-old comes from Dinslaken and is a qualified mineralogist.