Landtag of Baden-Württemberg

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The Landtag of Baden-Württemberg is the state diet of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg. It convenes in Stuttgart and currently consists of 139 members of four political parties. The current majority is a coalition of the Alliance '90/The Greens (Die Grünen) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD), supporting the cabinet of Green Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann.

Current Composition

thumb After the elections of 27 March 2011, the composition of the Landtag is as follows:

Party Seats
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 60
Alliance '90/The Greens (Die Grünen) 36
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 35
Free Democratic Party (FDP/DVP) 7

Basically, elections are conducted using a proportional representation system, with a minimum of 5% vote share to receive any seats. However, there are some exceptions, making the Baden-Württemberg election system one of the most complicated in Germany.

Presidents of the Landtag

So far, the presidents of the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg have been:

  • 1952–1960 Carl Neinhaus, Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
  • 1960–1968 Franz Gurk, Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
  • 1968–1976 Camill Wurz, Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
  • 1976–1980 Erich Ganzenmüller, Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
  • 1980–1982 Lothar Gaa, Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
  • 1982–1992 Erich Schneider, Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
  • 1992–1996 Fritz Hopmeier, Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
  • 1996–2011 Peter Straub, Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
  • 2011 Willi Stächele, Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
  • 2011–present Guido Wolf, Christian Democratic Union (CDU)

See also

  • Baden-Württemberg state election, 2001
  • Baden-Württemberg state election, 2006
  • Baden-Württemberg state election, 2011
  • Baden Landtag elections in the Weimar Republic (1919–1929)
  • Württemberg Landtag elections in the Weimar Republic (1919-1932)

References

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