SPD candidate Dr. Lale Akgun, from Cologne, received 75,703 votes from her district, and said this: "I am so happy today. The CDU candidate running against me was so strong and so sure of winning. Voters cast their votes in our favor though. I want to especially thank the Turkish voters in the area who made a difference in my being elected."
Entering the Parliament from the Berlin area, Dr.Hakki Keskin said "The fact that the left leaning PDS was not represented in the Parliament was a big loss. Now there will be a strong leftist opposition group represented in the Parliament."