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Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin

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Type  Landtag
Last election  18 September 2016
Phone  +49 30 23250
Seats  160
Next election  2020
Seat  160
Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin
President  Ralf Wieland, SPD Since 27 October 2011
Political groups  Government (92)      SPD (38)      The Greens (27)      The Left (27) Opposition Parties      CDU (31)      AfD (25)      FDP (12)
Address  Niederkirchnerstraße 5, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Hours  Open today · 9AM–6PMTuesday9AM–6PMWednesday9AM–6PMThursday9AM–6PMFriday9AM–6PMSaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday9AM–6PM
Similar  Humboldt University of Berlin, Abgeordn (Berlin), Varian‑Fr (Berlin), Willy‑Bra (Berlin), Reichstag Building

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The Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin ( [ˈʔapɡəʔɔʁdnətn̩ˌhaʊs]) is the state parliament (Landtag) of Berlin, Germany according to the city-state's constitution. In 1993 the parliament moved from Rathaus Schöneberg to its present house on Niederkirchnerstraße in Mitte, which until 1934 was the seat of the Prussian Landtag. The current president of the parliament is Ralf Wieland (SPD).

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History

The Abgeordnetenhaus ("House of Representatives") parliament was established by the new constitution of West Berlin in 1951. It replaced the former city legislature called Stadtverordnetenversammlung (city deputies assembly), established by the Prussian Reforms in 1808 and re-established by Allied-initiated state elections of 1946.

Between 1951 and 1990 the Abgeordnetenhaus was a parliament of restricted autonomy, since the Allied Control Council required that all its legislation and its elections, such as those of mayors and the senators (then still elected and not yet appointed by the mayor), be subject to Western Allied confirmation or rejection. After reunification the Abgeordnetenhaus continued to be the parliament of united Berlin.

Elections

The parliament of Berlin is chosen every five years in a general, free, secret and direct ballot according to the principle of proportional representation. It consists of at least 130 representatives, 78 chosen directly in the electoral districts of the Berlin boroughs, and 52 indirectly from land or district lists. If a party wins more constituency seats than its overall share of the vote, the overall size of the Abgeordnetenhaus increases because of these overhang mandates.

The current distribution of seats as of the 2016 election (compared to the 2011 election) is:

  • Social Democratic Party (SPD): 38 seats (-10)
  • Christian Democratic Union (CDU): 31 seats (-8)
  • Alliance '90/The Greens: 27 seats (-3)
  • The Left: 27 seats (+7)
  • Alternative for Germany (AfD): 25 (+25)
  • Free Democratic Party (FDP): 12 (+12)
  • Pirate Party Berlin: 0 seats (-15)
  • The Pirate Party Berlin lost the 15 seats it won for the first time in the 2011 election due to their failure to cross the 5% election threshold necessary to qualify for representation in the 2016 election while the AfD joined the assembly for the first time and the FDP returned following a recovery in voter support.

    Functions

    The consideration and passing of legislation is the most important task, including the government budget. In addition, the parliament chooses the Governing Mayor of Berlin, and checks the city's government, the Senate of Berlin.

    References

    Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin Wikipedia


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