Landtag of the Saarland

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Landtag of Saarland
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
President
Hans LeyCDU
since 29 September 1999
Structure
Seats 51
Saarland Landtag 2012.svg
Political groups


     Government (37)

  •      CDU (19)
  •      SPD (18)

Opposition Parties

Elections
Last election
25 March 2012
Meeting place
Landtag des Saarlandes.jpg
Landtag of Saarland
Website
landtag-saar.de

The Landtag of Saarland is the state diet of the German federal state of Saarland. It convenes in Saarbrücken and currently consists of 51 members of five parties. The current Minister-President of Saarland is Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. After the collapse of the Jamaica Coalition between the CDU, FDP and The Greens in January 2012, the Saarland was governed by a minority government consisted solely of the Christian Democratic Union that held 19 seats, which was 7 seats short of a majority.[1] Following the state elections in March 2012, the CDU formed a grand coalition with the SPD.[2]

Current Composition[edit]

The 15th Landtag of Saarland convened on 24 April 2012.

Party Seats
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 19
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 181
The Left (DIE LINKE) 81
Pirate Party (PIRATEN) 4
Alliance '90/The Greens (GRÜNE) 2

1. Pia Döring switched her party affiliation from The Left to SPD on 12 April 2012.

Elections are conducted using a proportional representation system, with a 5% threshold to receive seats.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CDU gewinnt Landtagswahl". tagesschau. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Strategiespiel ums Kabinett". SZ Online. 24 April 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°13′44″N 6°59′38″E / 49.229°N 6.994°E / 49.229; 6.994