Landtag of Saarland

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Landtag of Saarland
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
President
Stephan Toscani, CDU
since 1 March 2018
Structure
Seats51
SL Landtagswahl 2017.svg
Political groups

Government (41)
  •      CDU (24)
  •      SPD (17)

Opposition Parties

Elections
Last election
26 March 2017
Meeting place
Landtag des Saarlandes.jpg
Landtag of Saarland
Website
www.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 Minister-President of Saarland is Tobias Hans. 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 last election of the Landtag of Saarland was on 26 March 2017.

Party Seats
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 24
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 17
The Left (DIE LINKE) 7
Alternative for Germany (AfD) 3

[3] 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.
  3. ^ http://www.wahlrecht.de/news/2017/landtagswahl-saarland-2017.html

External links[edit]

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