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World After breakdown in Berlin's Bundestag election: traffic lights want new elections in 300 of the 2256 election districts

22:40  05 october  2022
22:40  05 october  2022 Source:   businessinsider.de

split land

 split land Berlin. How does politics deal with the numerous crises? Does it offer the right solutions? In the dispute over party profiles, she must not lose sight of people. Because the worries are real. © Christoph Soeder A look at the empty Bundestag. it is bubbling. You can already see it regularly on the streets in Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony on Mondays. And in contrast to the notorious anti -Corona walks, they are not only right -wing thinkers who breathe their displeasure.

Ein Wahlleiter schließt um 18 Uhr die Tür eines Wahllokals. Am 26. September findet die Bundestagswahl 2021 statt. © Picture Alliance/dpa | Sebastian Gollnow An election manager closes the door of a polling station at 6 p.m. The Bundestag election 2021 will take place on September 26th. An election manager closes the door of a polling station at 6 p.m. The Bundestag election 2021 will take place on September 26th.

very likely will soon be called up for election in around 300 of the 2256 Berlin constituencies. Because the Bundestag election should be repeated due to numerous serious breakdowns. This is planned by the representatives of the three traffic light parties SPD, Greens and FDP, which belong to the responsible committee for election examination in the Bundestag. The election examination board and then the Bundestag as a whole must decide on this proposal. However, only the second votes are affected.

Court considers full repetition of Berlin elections necessary

 Court considers full repetition of Berlin elections necessary The Berlin Constitutional Court considers a complete repetition of the House of Representatives election of September last year necessary. This is the only way "a constitutional result", court president Ludgera Selting said on Wednesday at the trial on the objections to the election result. There were "a variety of election errors" that were also relevant to mandate. Against this background, the Court tends to declare the elections invalid.

On September 26, 2021, the House of Representatives and the twelve district parliaments had also been re -elected to the Bundestag in Berlin. There were massive problems: for example, wrong or missing ballot papers, too few ballot boxes, the temporary closure or hours of waiting times. in front of polling stations. In some places, voters voted off after 6 p.m. or on illegally copied ballot papers because supplies were missing.

Union wants to have the chair of the election examination board, Daniela Ludwig (CSU), called a limitation of the repetition of the election to around 300 polling stations incomprehensible. "As a Union, we tend to have the entire Bundestag election repeated in Berlin," she told the newspapers of the Bavarian media group. Berlin's governing mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD) reacted in the world's television station: "We will handle the decisions that are made elsewhere."

about the new election has not yet been decided

MEPs visit Taiwan

 MEPs visit Taiwan Taipei/Beijing. Diplomatic anger between Beijing and Berlin: The visit to a delegation of the Bundestag in Taiwan causes upset in German-Chinese relations. Shortly after the arrival of the six members of the Bundestag in Taipeh on Sunday, the Chinese government protested. © Foreign Ministry Taiwan The photo shows the delegation of members of the Bundestag around the CDU politician Klaus-Peter Willsch (3rd from V.L) at the airport at the airport with Alexander Tah-Ray Yui (4th from left), Taiwan

Since the traffic light parties in the election examination board form the majority, it can be assumed that the proposal for new election in 300 districts is decided by the committee. However, this is initially a draft resolution, which then has to coordinate the parliament.

But in the Bundestag there are also MPs who may not have a great interest in a new election: depending on the output and participation, up to eight MPs could lose their mandate.

Ottilie Klein , Johannes Stüwe , The Parliamentary AfD Managing Director Götz Frömming , Lars Lindemann , Pascal Meiser and the former Berlin Greens boss Nina Stahr . If the turnout fell to 40 percent, the Greens would even lose two mandates in Berlin: Andreas Audretsch , deputy parliamentary group leader of the Greens in the Bundestag, would then be rid of his job, as well as the foreign policy spokesman for the CDU/CSU, Jürgen Hardt , from North Rhine-Westphalia.

gives the Bundestag green light, the path would be clear for a partial repetition of the Bundestag election in Berlin. A complaint with the Federal Constitutional Court can also be submitted to the Bundestag decision. A conceivable election date is to be found in spring 2023.

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