Mainz: Minister-President Dreyer for parity of law

"The judgment on the parity act was a low blow," said the SPD politician of the German press Agency in Mainz, Germany, on the decision of the Thuringian const

Mainz: Minister-President Dreyer for parity of law

"The judgment on the parity act was a low blow," said the SPD politician of the German press Agency in Mainz, Germany, on the decision of the Thuringian constitutional court in mid-July. This was explained to the zipper principle in the filling of lists of candidates for parliamentary elections with men and women null and void. "Case law is changing" said Dreyer. Designated top candidate of the Greens for the state election in Rhineland-Palatinate, Anne mirror, is also in favour of a parity law. Particularly exciting at the Thuringian ruling was that the rejection was not unanimous. "A special vote dealing with the structural disadvantage of women", had the mirror said. The judgment is controversial. The AfD had appealed against the law and want to do this also in Rhineland-Palatinate, if there is a parity law.

the Federal state of Brandenburg as the first state, a statutory quota for candidate lists for the parliamentary elections. The Thuringian state Parliament had decided on the quota of the country lists in the past year, with the votes of the Left, the SPD and the Greens. This summer, several constitutional courts to decide.

dpa
Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 06:27

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