Landtag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Schloss Schwerin, Chamber of the Landtag

The Landtag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania) is the state diet of the German federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania). It convenes in Schwerin and currently consists of 71 members of five Parties. The current majority is a coalition of the Social Democratic Party and the Christian Democratic Union, supporting the cabinet of Minister-President Erwin Sellering.

The main functions of the Landtag are the election of the Minister-President, the passage of laws controlling the state government.

Current Composition[edit]

After the elections of September 4, 2011, the composition of the Landtag is as follows:

Party Seats
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 27
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 18
The Left (Die Linke) 14
Alliance '90/The Greens (Die Grünen) 7
National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) 5

Elections are conducted using a proportional representation system, with a minimum of 5% vote share to receive any seats.

Presidents of the Landtag[edit]

Name Period Party
Carl Moltmann 1946-1952 SED
Rainer Prachtl 1990-1998 CDU
Hinrich Kuessner 1998-2002 SPD
Sylvia Bretschneider 2002-Incumbent SPD

The current Vice Presidents are Renate Holznagel (CDU), Andreas Bluhm (The Left) and Hans Kreher (FDP).

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