The size of the Federal tags: coalition row over electoral reform

A decision on an electoral law reform before the summer recess, to prevent a further Increase of the Bundestag, increasingly unlikely. The CDU/CSU and the SPD r

The size of the Federal tags: coalition row over electoral reform

A decision on an electoral law reform before the summer recess, to prevent a further Increase of the Bundestag, increasingly unlikely. The CDU/CSU and the SPD refused on Wednesday in the interior Committee of the Bundestag, the only present in the law had introduced a draft for a Reform, the FDP, the greens and the Left together, to advise finally. So he can be on Friday, not even in the plenary for the vote. At the same time, the SPD made it clear that she sees little chance for a quick agreement on the proposal of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group from the night before. The Union urge but on a deal until the Friday.

The Bundestag, after its meeting on Friday in the summer break. Normally he will come out of it until the beginning of September.

the CDU and the CSU had scuffled on the eve in an hour long group session together. Your model does Not provide for the choice 2025 a moderate reduction in the number of constituencies from 299 to 280, and the Balance of seven overhang mandates. In the group, it was clear to participants that a majority in favour of the coalition partner SPD to propose this model already for the election in 2021 to apply.

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Surprising to this initiative, the CSU has agreed to reduce the number of constituencies. She had refused so far to be strictly and, therefore, over the years, a Reform that prevents.

"We need an agreement this week," said on Wednesday the Union group Vice-Thorsten Frei (CDU). "The solution for 2025 is a good one. There is no reason to implement it now speaks. I think we all want to find for 2021 with a solution. To do this, we need to move us all to each other. The Union has already done that. Now, the SPD is on the train.“

at the meeting of the Union group, on the eve of the CDU had a Boss Annegret said Kramp-Karrenbauer, according to participants, the proposal for the reduction of constituencies from 299 to 280, which was, together with the SPD for the year 2025, developed, asking for many things, including the SPD and the CSU. There is the real possibility that the Bundestag 2021 will be even greater than previously existed. In a year in which you go into a recession and the citizens of much of the demand had to, would then be left to the politicians with the Argument, and it will go to you, "you are not so brave and pragmatic". Therefore, it is correct to talk about a Prefer the reduction to 2021.

The First Parliamentary Director of the SPD parliamentary group, Carsten Schneider, said on Wednesday, however: "this week, I think a decision is out of the question." He was confident, however, that in time for the election of 2021, a communication successful. A shortcoming is that the Union model put not a fixed target size for the Bundestag, firmly. In addition, are to be clarified prior to a reduction in the constituencies, legal issues. In many constituencies, which should perhaps be re-tailored, had been candidates for the Federal election to be nominated.

the FDP, greens and Left doubt that it was the Union and, in particular, the CSU is at all serious about electoral reform. The First Parliamentary Manager of the FDP parliamentary group, Marco Buschmann, urging them to immediately draft legislation, or at least a detailed position paper to submit. "Before, there is no, there is no more than a rhetorical smoke signals," said Buschmann. "My concern is that here again an apparent ability to compromise on the day it is placed."

at Least debate on Friday?

The three opposition parties reacted indignantly to the Blockade of their common bill in the interior Committee, where the CDU/CSU and SPD is sold with majority of the theme easily. "We have zero understanding," said the First Parliamentary managing Director of the Green group, Britta Haßelmann. The design in front of the Bundestag since 2019, experts have declared him in a hearing for a fair and constitutional. "We are running out of time."

Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 23:19

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