1999 Saarland state election

The 1999 Saarland state election was held on 5 September 1999 to elect the members of the Landtag of Saarland. The incumbent Social Democratic Party (SPD) government led by Minister-President Reinhard Klimmt was defeated. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won a narrow majority of one seat. CDU leader Peter Müller was subsequently elected Minister-President.

1999 Saarland state election

 1994 5 September 1999 2004 

All 51 seats of the Landtag of Saarland
26 seats needed for a majority
Turnout557,337 (68.7%)
14.8%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Peter Müller Reinhard Klimmt Christian Molitor
Party CDU SPD Green
Last election 21 seats, 38.6% 27 seats, 49.4% 3 seats, 5.5%
Seats won 26 25 0
Seat change 5 2 3
Popular vote 253,856 247,311 18,106
Percentage 45.5% 44.4% 3.2%
Swing 6.9% 5.0% 2.3%

Minister-President before election

Reinhard Klimmt
SPD

Elected Minister-President

Peter Müller
CDU