Federal election law: Not out of respect for the Opposition

The most Remarkable of the recent proposal of the Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group on electoral reform is the scheduling, although the time says it a

Federal election law: Not out of respect for the Opposition

The most Remarkable of the recent proposal of the Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group on electoral reform is the scheduling, although the time says it all about the will of the Union, the danger of a bloating of the Federal tags to more than 800 members avert: to present At the beginning of the last week of session before the summer break, and thus the last possible moment before the election, 2021 a "solution" to a rogue piece.

Even more illuminating, however, is the upper limit, the Brinkhaus into the game. If 750 members of a capping mechanism to engage, then the CDU-politician seems to be on to the next Bundestag could blow up all of the previous dimensions. Mind you: The minimum number of seats is 598 members of Parliament, since in 2017, but the Parliament has 709 members – only of the Chinese people's Congress is even greater.

But the CDU, the CSU and the SPD are clearly in the past, with yourself, and it would be in a larger Parliament. In particular, the CSU will not be tired, on the importance of the directly elected member of Parliament for the vitality of democracy should be noted. In fact, however, the bloating of the Federal Parliament is weakening even now, the Power of citizens: present 1.4 representatives from the country lists in the Bundestag, for every directly-elected members. It was up to the government parties, is expected to shift these proportions, again for the benefit of the parties.

Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 20:19

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