Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein

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Landeshaus in Kiel, the seat of the Landtag
interior of Landeshaus

The Schleswig-Holstein Landtag is the state diet of the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. It convenes in the state's capital Kiel and currently consists of 69 members of six parties. Its main competences are in the fields of education, culture, regional planning and domestic politics. The current majority is a coalition of the Social Democratic Party, The Greens and the South Schleswig Voter Federation, supporting the cabinet of Minister-President Torsten Albig.

The Landtag maintains partnerships with the diet of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship, the Oblast Duma of the Kaliningrad Oblast and the parliament of the Pomeranian Voivodeship.

Seat[edit]

Since 1950, the Landtag convenes in the Landeshaus in Kiel, which was built in 1888 as the Royal Marine Academy. Up to 1950, the Landtag convened in Lübeck, Flensburg and Eckernförde as well as in Kiel. Since its renovation in 2003, the Landtag is assembled in a new Chamber inside of the Landeshaus.

Current composition[edit]

After the elections of 6 May 2012, the composition of the Landtag is as follows:[1]

Party Seats
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 22
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 22
Green Party (Die Grünen) 10
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 6
Piraten Partei 6
South Schleswig Voter Federation (SSW) 3

Elections are conducted using a proportional representation system, with a minimum of 5% vote share to receive any seats. This is not the case for the South Schleswig Voter Federation, representing the Danish and Frisian minorities in Schleswig-Holstein and thus being exempt from the 5% rule.

Presidents of the Landtag[edit]

So far, the presidents of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein have been:

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Coordinates: 54°20′06″N 10°09′11″E / 54.335°N 10.153°E / 54.335; 10.153