Landtag of Baden-Württemberg

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Landtag of Baden-Württemberg

Landtag von Baden-Württemberg
15th Landtag of Baden-Württemberg
Coat of arms of Baden-Württemberg
Established1953
Leadership
President of the Landtag
Vice President
Structure
Seats143
ParliamentBW 2018.svg
Political groups
Government:

Opposition:

  •      AfD (20)
  •      SPD (19)
  •      FDP (12)
  •      Independent (2)
Elections
Last election
13 March 2016
Next election
March 2021
Meeting place
Landtag Baden-Württemberg 2013 03.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 143 members of five political parties. The majority before the 2016 election was 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. The current majority coalition is of the Alliance '90/The Greens (Die Grünen) and the CDU.

Current Composition[edit]

After the elections of 13 March 2016, the composition of the Landtag is as follows:

Party Seats
Alliance '90/The Greens (Die Grünen) 47
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 42
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 19
Free Democratic Party (FDP/DVP)[1] 12
Alternative for Germany (AfD) 8
Independent former AfD[2] 15[3]

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.[4]

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. ^ "AFD Group in Baden-Württemberg decomposed itself". Archyxx. 5 July 2015. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. ^ Schumaker, Elizabeth (5 July 2016). "Shake-up for Germany's right-wing AfD over anti-Semitism row". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. ^ Neumann, Edgar (16 August 2007). "Landtagspräsident will vier Wahlkreise gestrichen werden" [Parliament President wants four districts eliminated]. Pforzheimer Zeitung (in German). Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 31 May 2008.
  5. ^ Dearden, Lizzie (12 May 2016). "First Muslim woman elected as speaker in German state parliament". The Independent. London.

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