The right to vote in Thuringia: judge judge parity

in the Middle of the discussion about a quota for women in the CDU, is expected to fall at the Thuringian constitutional court in Weimar, this Wednesday a judgm

The right to vote in Thuringia: judge judge parity

in the Middle of the discussion about a quota for women in the CDU, is expected to fall at the Thuringian constitutional court in Weimar, this Wednesday a judgment, whether by the state Parliament in Erfurt last summer adopted a parity law is compliant with the Constitution. Thereafter, the parties must take into account in the preparation of their country lists for elections in the future, men and women equally. Against the law of the Thuringian AfD has filed a group lawsuit before the country's constitutional court.

Stefan Locke

a correspondent for Saxony and Thuringia, based in Dresden.

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according to her, the time of the coalition government from the Left, the SPD and the Greens decided law is in breach of the Thuringian Constitution. The AfD members were of the view that "a mandatory joint quota limits at the time of preparation of the candidates, the parties in their right to determine for themselves which candidates are prepared," said Torben Braga, Parliamentary Secretary of the AfD group in Erfurt.

Brandenburg was a precursor to

the decision of The Thuringian constitutional court judges could have a signal effect for other States with similar plans, as well as decisions of other courts. Already six months before the Thuringia Brandenburg was decided as the first state of such a law. It occurred two weeks ago in force and will apply to upcoming elections. However, it is also involved in the constitutional court with the law against the AfD, NPD and pirate party have turned.

are represented in all German parliaments women, in some cases significantly. In the Bundestag, 210 women (31 percent), slightly less than in the last term, are currently. Since 1990, the share of women in the Bundestag at all about the Ten percent mark.

Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 02:19

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