To a large Parliament: It will be tight for the reduction in the size of the Bundestag

the regular appointment of the Federal election in September 2021 is inching Ever closer, the less likely it is – in spite of all assertions to the contrary – t

To a large Parliament: It will be tight for the reduction in the size of the Bundestag

the regular appointment of the Federal election in September 2021 is inching Ever closer, the less likely it is – in spite of all assertions to the contrary – the agreement on an election law amendment, to prevent a further magnification of the Bundestag. Because of the current compensation mechanisms of Overhang and compensation mandates, the Bundestag, in the current 19. Legislature, the high number of 709's deputies; the minimum legal size is 598 members of Parliament. Depending on the result of the election the number of seats in the fall of 2021 could increase, according to estimates, up to 850 – if, for example, the Union parties win many seats, but in the total number of voice perform poorly, so that they have more members than you would need to be brought to the voting proportions have been entitled to (Surplus), what seats then again, by Compensating for all the other parties to the Lot.

John Age

Political correspondent in Berlin.

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The coalition parties, the CDU and the SPD blocking each other for some time now, with opposing proposals on how to achieve in the future, a reduction was. The SPD wants to set a maximum limit of 690 members of the law and a forced reduction to introduce, in all of the groups mandates would have to do without, the was entitled to them under the previous compensation scheme. The fractions with a Surplus of directly elected members should dispense with direct mandates of those deputies, who were in their choice of the scarcest of the winner circles. The was unconstitutional, asserted that the CSU and holds a proposal, however, is regarded by his critics as not Constitution. The CSU advocates the limit for a top, also you want to prescribe all the groups in proportional reductions of their mandate stock, all holders of direct mandates exempt. Particularly, the CSU would benefit themselves, which can in Bavaria, still almost all of the direct mandates to gain.

Updated Date: 18 June 2020, 11:21

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