A year has not met the round, an agreement was there. President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) has not managed to unite the seven parties in the Bundestag for the Reform of the election law behind a common solution. The main objective of the reform round was: How do we ensure that the Bundestag is growing back tremendously on its normal size? 2017 is the result of the election had led to a Parliament with 709 Seats. The minimum legal size is 598 Seats. The reason: There were 46 overhang mandates, 36 for the CDU, seven for the CSU, the SPD, because these three parties picked up in some countries more direct mandates than the number of Second votes at all on the Seats they were entitled to. As a result, the party ratio according to the second votes accurately reflect a balancing requirement of 65 mandates.
This is not to repeat – that is the opinion of all parliamentary groups in the Bundestag. The road, however, was so controversial that no consensus was found. Therefore, Schäuble, has presented on Wednesday in a last meeting of the eight round of its own proposal, which will now be the group guides. The is to reduce the number of constituencies from 299 to 270, to less direct mandates. The rule, size want to keep Schäuble with the 598 mandates. At the same time, however, up to 15 overhang mandates are to remain without the compensation, only if the number is higher, would add additional compensatory seats. This means that Schäuble is giving up the pure party of proportional representation. Depending on the election result, he may be so distorted, is approximately in the order of these 15 mandates, depending on which party gets overhang mandates. According to the current forces of the Union's conditions, it is just especially. You would have a advantage (and also in the case of the 2017 election, the CDU and CSU would have benefited).
SPD: Schäuble is failed
if you do not accept all the other groups. Carsten Schneider, the Parliamentary Manager of the SPD parliamentary group, said on Wednesday it clear that "it is Crucial that the electoral conditions are right the seats according to the Voting the voters vote." With election law changes, you should deal sensitively and "in a proven way, a non-partisan consensus-seeking". He regretted, therefore, that Schaeuble "has failed with his self-imposed task," such a consensus. "The SPD continues to seek a solution and see, in principle, opportunities for agreement. The Basis for such an agreement is not, however, a proposal that divides one side of a party or group before.“ Thus, it is clear that the Schäuble-is a proposal in the Bundestag to get a majority. At least not in the Form that became known on Wednesday.
Disappointed, the representatives of the smaller groups were. He was "stunned and upset", said the Parliamentary Secretary of the FDP, Stefan Ruppert. The Union, commanded at the end of the Commission's work "is a hard hitting power of political imagination." The proposal, 15 Overhang seats do not compensate for, was a "political Bonus" for the benefit of the Union and to the detriment of the other parties. "The votes for parties other than the CDU and the CSU are, therefore, of less value than for the CDU and the CSU," said Ruppert. The Union had acted according to the Motto: "you may like to have smaller, but we're not."daily mirror tomorrow location for Free order
Green, Left and the FDP are mad
Britta Haßelmann, the parliamentary Manager of the Greens, spoke of a "Déjà-vu". In fact, schäuble's predecessor, Norbert Lammert, had made a few years ago with a proposal that would unilaterally shall notify the Union before. The choice of a legal expert of the Left, Friedrich Straetmanns, said after the Meeting, the goal was a compromise, "of all a little bit hurt". Schäuble's proposal is far but far. He had also not considered that Schäuble and the EU have called the proposal unconstitutional. In fact, the Federal constitutional court in 2012, has mentioned in a ruling that the existing System of personalized proportional representation, is acceptable and that up to 15 overhang mandates would not be compensated. Because Schäuble and well behind the recommendation is the Federal Ministry of the interior-oriented. Straetmanns is convinced, however, that Karlsruhe would come in a new process to a different result.
a Few dozen seats less
the FDP, the greens and the Left had agreed internally on a slightly different model that also reduced the number of constituencies to 270, but at the same time, the minimum size of the Bundestag lifting, and moreover, the current complex seat allocation procedure, for the benefit of a magnification, a simplified, these three steps would have had a significantly dampening effect on the Federal size, without distorting the proportions.More about
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According to calculations by the Federal Ministry of the interior, the Schäuble-model in the General election of 2017, to 641 Seats. The Hamburg election information service "election.de" designed for exclusive use with the daily mirror, the model, and, of course, because of the constituency neuzuschnitte a certain estimate of the width is to be considered. Therefore came out on the basis instead of the 2017er-choice, a section of the current surveys, in the Schäuble-model, a Bundestag with 653 members. In accordance with the applicable choice of law, it would end up, therefore, in the case of 775 Seats. Haßelmann reported on Wednesday, however, also from own calculations of the Green with scenarios in which the Parliament could also with the Schäuble-model again, with more than 700 seats.