Landtag of Baden-Württemberg

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Landtag of Baden-Württemberg
Landtag von Baden-Württemberg
Type
Type
Seats 139
Elections
Last election
27 March 2011
Meeting place
Der Landtag von Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart 001.JPG
Stuttgart

The Landtag of Baden-Württemberg is the state diet of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg. It convenes in Stuttgart and currently consists of 139 members of four political parties. The current majority is a coalition of the Alliance '90/The Greens (Die Grünen) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD), supporting the cabinet of Green Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann.

Current Composition[edit]

Current Composition

After the elections of 27 March 2011, the composition of the Landtag is as follows:

Party Seats
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 60
Alliance '90/The Greens (Die Grünen) 36
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 35
Free Democratic Party (FDP/DVP)[1] 7

Basically, elections are conducted using a proportional representation system, with a minimum of 5% vote share to receive any seats. However, there are some exceptions, making the Baden-Württemberg election system one of the most complicated in Germany.[2]

Presidents of the Landtag[edit]

So far, the presidents of the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg have been:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ In Baden-Württemberg the FDP faction in the Landtag is called FDP/DVP for historical reasons [1]
  2. ^ http://www.pz-news.de/suedwest/94751/index.html (German newspaper article)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°46′43″N 9°11′01″E / 48.77861°N 9.18361°E / 48.77861; 9.18361