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US News because of Corona: Federal Assembly will not take place in the Reichstag building

00:50  06 january  2022
00:50  06 january  2022 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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In the middle of the Omikron wave, more than 1400 delegates should choose the next Federal President. To comply with distances, the Federal Assembly attracts.

Bilder, die es dieses Mal nicht geben wird. Der Bundespräsident bei einer Gedenkstunde im vollen Bundestag. © Photo: Kay Nietfeld / DPA images that will not exist this time. The Federal President at a commemoration of the full Bundestag.

The timing is conceivable bad. For days, the Corona numbers in Germany are rescessing rapidly, the high-walled omikron variant is already in parts of Germany already prevailing . But in the middle of the fifth wave, according to the Constitution in February, after five years in office, a new head of state is elected. And because the Bundestag is so blued as never before, with 1472 delegates from all over Germany, the largest federal assembly of all time becomes.

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In order to ensure the safety of delegates, the Bundestag administration and the Bundestag President Bärbel Bas (SPD), which is formally responsible for the expiration of the Federal Assembly, respond to the pandemic situation. Unlike in the past, the election will not take place in the plenary of the Bundestag.

"After consultation with the factions in the Bundestag, the Federal Assembly will take place in the Paul Löbe-Haus," said a spokesman for the Bundestag the Tagesspiegel. The building between Spree and Chancellery, which is connected via tunnel with the Reichstag building, offers significantly more space. Otherwise the different committees of the Bundestag.

"The delegates are always sitting on several floors at least 1.5 meters away," said the speaker. In addition, there will be a path system for the ballot, so that the delegates only run in one direction and avoid greater accumulations.

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At the event will also be a test obligation exist, which it is also possible to enable uncovered to participate in the Federal Assembly. Whether fast or PCR tests are used, is still unclear and still needs to be regulated by the factions in the Bundestag. " The plans see the Federal Assembly as a 3G + event. Further details of the Test regime is not yet decided ," said the Bundestag spokesman.

"With a cancellation, we are currently not dealing with"

with the security measures - even a mask obligation will give it well - one hopes that the Federal Assembly will not become the SuperSpreader event. "With a cancellation or shift of the Federal Assembly, we are currently not dealing with ourselves," said the speaker.

The Basic Law would not allow a shift in the summer. According to Article 54, the Federal Assembly must meet no later than 30 days before the end of the term of office of the Federal President. The term of office of district owners Frank-Walter Steinmeier ends on March 18th.

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should be infected with the coronavirus shortly before the gathering election people from the federal states, they can send a replacement person at short notice. At the 736 Bundestag deparlets, which are also part of the Federal Assembly, there is not such a possibility. However, since the previous Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is supported by SPD, Greens, FDP and the Union , the 66-year-old does not have to worry about his majority . 2019 there was already a swearing in Paul-Löbe-Haus

It is not the first time that festivities from the Bundestag plenum are relocated to the Paul Löbe-Haus. When the then Defense Minister Ursula was elected by the Leyen (CDU) to the President of the European Commission in the Parliamentary Summer Break in 2019, the then CDU Chairman, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, were followed in the office.

Because the carpet floor exchanged in the

plenary hall and the fire extinguisher was renewed, the swearing of Kramp carteworker to the Paul Löbe-Haus. The then Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) commented this pragmatic at that time. "The room situation is not ideal. You will not freeze. "

virologist Stöhr: End of the corona pandemic in the summer .
The best way from the pandemic would be after the point of view of the expert, on the other hand, when vaccinated infected. "In the package, there will be a long-lasting immune protection," said Stöhr. "The combination of vaccination protection and infection is actually the way." © Provided by Berliner Zeitung The virologist also expects in summer with one end of the pandemic.

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