Landtag of Brandenburg

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The Landtag of Brandenburg (Brandenburg State Parliament) is the unicameral legislature of the state of Brandenburg in Germany. It has 88 members of parliament, currently belonging to five parties.

History

Template:Empty section The Landtag of Brandenburg was established in 1946 and abolished in 1952. It was re-established in 1990. Its current seat is the former Military School building in the Brauhausberg, Potsdam, which dates from 1902, although it will move to the Potsdam City Palace once it's finished..

Current Composition

After the elections of September 27, 2009, the composition of the Landtag is as follows:

Party Seats
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 31
The Left (Die Linke) 26
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 19
Free Democratic Party 7
Alliance '90/The Greens 5

Elections are conducted using a proportional representation system, with a minimum of 5% vote share to receive any seats.

The building

The building that houses the Landtag is on the Brauhausberg hill in Potsdam. A new building is planned.

Presidents of the Landtag of Brandenburg

Name Period Party
Friedrich Ebert (junior) November 22, 1946-1949 SED
Otto Meier February, 1949-1952 SED
Herbert Knoblich October 26, 1990-October 13, 2004 SPD
Gunter Fritsch October 13, 2004-Incumbent SPD

See also

  • Brandenburg state election, 1999
  • Brandenburg state election, 2004
  • Brandenburg state election, 2009

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