Landtag of Baden-Württemberg

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Landtag of Baden-Württemberg
Landtag von Baden-Württemberg
Type
Type
Structure
Seats 143
Landtagswahl Baden-Württemberg 2016.svg
Political groups

Government:

Opposition:

  •      AfD (23)
  •      SPD (19)
  •      FDP (12)
Elections
Last election
13 March 2016
Next election
March 2021
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 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. ^ http://www.archyxx.com/afd-group-in-baden-wurttemberg-decomposed-itself/
  3. ^ http://www.dw.com/en/shake-up-for-germanys-right-wing-afd-over-anti-semitism-row/a-19379702
  4. ^ http://www.pz-news.de/suedwest/94751/index.html (German newspaper article)
  5. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/first-muslim-woman-elected-as-speaker-in-german-state-parliament-a7026551.html

External links[edit]

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