The 2002 Presidential Elections were held in Brunant on 7 October 2002. The outgoing president, Marta Henneman, had served two six-year terms and was unable to stand for a third term. Social Democratic Party candidate Gert Henneman swept to a large majority and became president.
Marta Henneman was elected in 1990 as president and re-elected in 1996. The right was increasingly hopeful that they could end 12 years of a leftist presidency now that Henneman would be unable to run. In a strategic move, the SDP unanimously selected her then-husband, Gert Henneman, as candidate.
Henneman, with the support of his popular wife, was able to sweep into power with close to 51% of the vote. The right wing, while set on defeating him, was unable to unite and saw a fairly even split between the Free Liberal Party and Christian Democratic Union candidates.
|Gert Henneman (SDP)||51%|
|Eric Peitersson (Free Liberal Party)||23%|
|Adrian Vandreck (CDU)||19%|
|Cornelius Dortman (Green Party)||9%|