In the debate about the choice of a directing law reform for the Bundestag, the CDU and CSU, and support the SPD's proposal. In the case of the opposition parties, which met with criticism.
Berlin - In the debate about whether the German Parliament should be by a electoral reform little, a drew is the CSU . Michael Frieser, CSU General counsel of the Union group, told the Rheinische Post: "A possible compromise would be to agree on a limit of, for example, 690 members ."
In the current parliamentary term, 709 members in the German Parliament seats. 111 of them have a so-called Overhang or compensation mandate. These special mandates are established through the connection of Direct and proportional representation of the German electoral system.
electoral reform debate: the SPD requested number of members on the 690 to the limit
The SPD had proposed, the rule size of the Bundestag with 598 members to leave, is the maximum size but 690 set. Beyond that Overhang seats should not be .
the model of the social Democrats, which gained a direct mandate over the upper limit does not enter the Bundestag guaranteed stops Frieser , however unconstitutional . "The SPD model to the non-allocation of constituencies would pervert the electoral law and in clear contradiction to the jurisprudence of the Federal constitutional court and the Constitution," said Frieser.
>, Together with the other General counsel of the Union group,, Ansgar Heveling (CDU) Pro-rata to the parties , and of the number of seats remove. That's fair, without the basic interference to the right to vote and would still be on time before the election," said Frieser.
Green: CSU's push for election law reform "brazen"
Britta Haßelman n , parliamentary business Manager of the Green function , criticized the idea to limit the Federal Parliament on a number of deputies of 690: "This is not a serious proposal for electoral reform. He is not, under the Constitution, and would lead to voting in significant distortions of the second result of a Federal election.“
Haßelmann accused the Christian social, to think self-serving . "The CSU blocked for months, any electoral reform, and then to make a proposal, you would be the beneficiary of such a proposal," she said. the "So brazen you have to be first."
the parliamentary Secretary of The FDP parliamentary group, Marco Buschmann , is taking the proposal seriously. "As long as no specific draft on the table, I think it is a mere rhetorical obfuscation ," he said. "After all, the CSU has blocked every fair settlement to avoid XXL-Bundestag ." On Twitter Buschmann called for an agreement before the summer break.
Grand coalition operates the #right to vote, overt obstruction. We demand that before the summer recess a vote on our bill with the Greens and Left for the #electoral reform. Because after the summer break, the train has left the station.https://t. co/hNv9tQdtZI— Marco Buschmann (@Marco Busch man) June 18, 2020
parties for months, disagreement over electoral reform
The parties struggle for months to find a solution in the dispute on the electoral law reform. The aim is to prevent the Bundestag grows after the next election even further. The variety of seats is concluded by the overhang mandates, the parties will get when you mandates get more direct - and the compensation mandates of the other parties.
In the CSU and Parts of the CDU is represented, the proposal to attribute a maximum size on the 598 mandates fixed. Because Overhang and compensation mandates, it will be omitted, would benefit those parties that win a lot of seats - these are currently in particular, the two Union parties. The opposition parties, FDP , Left and Green had proposed to reduce the number of electoral districts .
Marco Buschmann (FDP) and Britta Haßelmann (Green) also commented on the case of Philip Amthor. The CDU-politician is fighting with fierce lobbying allegations. The Grand coalition has, meanwhile, especially the Corona-pandemic*. Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke at an EU summit on dealing with the crisis with their European colleagues.
*Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.Date Of Update: 20 June 2020, 11:34