Landtag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
|Landtag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern|
|4 September 2016|
|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 four 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.
After the election of September 4, 2016, the composition of the Landtag is as follows:
|Social Democratic Party (SPD)||26|
|Alternative for Germany (AfD)||18|
|Christian Democratic Union (CDU)||16|
|The Left (Die Linke)||11|
Elections are conducted using a system similar to the one used every Bundestag election. There are two votes, first for a candidate in the single-member district and the second for a party. 36 seats are distributed by First past the post system in districts and remaining 35 seats are distributed using Hare-Niemeyer method based on the result of the second voting (furthermore, every seat received in the first voting means one seat less in the second one). The second voting is conducted using a proportional representation system, with an electoral threshold of 5%.
Presidents of the Landtag
- Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state election, 2002
- Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state election, 2006
- Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state election, 2011
- Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state election, 2016
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